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The prodigal tongue : the love-hate relationship between American and British English, Lynne Murphy

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The prodigal tongue : the love-hate relationship between American and British English
Title
The prodigal tongue
Title remainder
the love-hate relationship between American and British English
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Murphy
Title variation
Love-hate relationship between American and British English
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English. "If Shakespeare were alive today, he'd sound like an American." "English accents are the sexiest." "Americans have ruined the English language." "Technology means everyone will have to speak the same English." Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In The Prodigal Tongue she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. By examining the causes and symptoms of American Verbal Inferiority Complex and its flipside, British Verbal Superiority Complex, Murphy unravels the prejudices, stereotypes and insecurities that shape our attitudes to our own language. With great humo(u)r and new insights, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from centre to center, why British accents are growing away from American ones, and what different things we mean when we say estate, frown, or middle class. Is anyone winning this war of the words? Will Yanks and Brits ever really understand each other?"--
  • "An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English"--
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427/.9
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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The prodigal tongue : the love-hate relationship between American and British English, Lynne Murphy
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3360231
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Includes index
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1020300489
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524704889
Lccn
2018002135
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F0E4230E-1275-4816-A9A7-70317BD72571
System control number
(OCoLC)1020300489
Label
The prodigal tongue : the love-hate relationship between American and British English, Lynne Murphy
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3360231
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1020300489
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524704889
Lccn
2018002135
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F0E4230E-1275-4816-A9A7-70317BD72571
System control number
(OCoLC)1020300489

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