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America in So Many Words

A Year-by-Year Review of Fascinating Words in the History of America

America in So Many Words( )
Author: Barnhart, David K.
Metcalf, Allan A.
ISBN:978-0-395-86020-5
Publication Date:Feb 1998
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $27.95
Book Description:

America in So Many Words presents a unique and fascinating historical view of this country's language. It chronicles, year by year, the contributions we have made to the vocabulary of English and the words we have embraced as the nation has evolved. From canoe (1555), and corn (1608), to newbie (1993), and Ebonics (1997), a prominent word for nearly every year in the history of our nation is analyzed and discussed in its historical context. The result is an engaging survey of American...
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Author Biography
Barnhart, David K. (Author)
Allan Metcalf is a professor of English at MacMurray College & the author of "The World in So Many Words," "Chicano English," "Research to the Point," & (with David K. Barnhart) "America in So Many Words." He has done extensive research on the language of California & is executive secretary of the American Dialect Society, whose newsletter he has edited for many years. He lives in Jacksonville, Illinois.

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