British Or American English?: A Handbook Of Word And Grammar Patterns by John AlgeoBritish Or American English?: A Handbook Of Word And Grammar Patterns by John Algeo

British Or American English?: A Handbook Of Word And Grammar Patterns

byJohn Algeo

Paperback | August 1, 2006

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Speakers of British and American English display some striking differences in their use of grammar. In this detailed survey, John Algeo considers questions such as: •Who lives on a street, and who lives in a street? •Who takes a bath, and who has a bath? •Who says Neither do I, and who says Nor do I? •After 'thank you', who says Not at all and who says You're welcome? •Whose team are on the ball, and whose team isn't? Containing extensive quotations from real-life English on both sides of the Atlantic, collected over the past twenty years, this is a clear and highly organized guide to the differences - and the similarities - between the grammar of British and American speakers. Written for those with no prior knowledge of linguistics, it shows how these grammatical differences are linked mainly to particular words, and provides an accessible account of contemporary English in use.
John Algeo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens. John Algeo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens. John Algeo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, University of Georgia, Athens. John Algeo is Professor Emeritus in the Department of E...
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Title:British Or American English?: A Handbook Of Word And Grammar PatternsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:364 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521379938

ISBN - 13:9780521379939

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Parts of Speech: 1. Verbs; 2. Determiners; 3. Nouns; 4. Pronouns; 5. Adjectives; 6. Adverbs; 7. Qualifiers; 8. Prepositions; 9. Conjunctions; 10. Interjections; Part II. Syntactic Constructions: 11. Complementation; 12. Mandative constructions; 13. Expanded predicates; 14. Concord; 15. Propredicates; 16. Tag questions; 17. Miscellaneous; Bibliography of British book citation sources; Bibliography of studies, dictionaries and corpora; Index of words.

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"The book is an impressive achievement that will set a new standard in language variation studies and serve as a rich source of knowledge for students of British and American English."
-Jan Svartvik, Emeritus Professor of English, Lund University, Language Problems & Language Planning