The Resource The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States, by H.L. Mencken

The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States, by H.L. Mencken

Label
The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States
Title
The American language
Title remainder
an inquiry into the development of English in the United States
Statement of responsibility
by H.L. Mencken
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1880-1956
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mencken, H. L.
LC call number
PE2808
LC item number
.M4 1936
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • Names
  • Names, Personal
  • Language
  • Américain, langue
  • Anglais (langue)
  • Noms de personnes
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • Names
  • Names, Personal
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • Names
  • Names, Personal
  • United States
Label
The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States, by H.L. Mencken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references throughout
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The two streams of English. The earliest alarms -- The English attack -- American "barbarisms" -- The English attitude today -- The position of the learned -- The views of writing men -- The political front -- Foreign observers -- II. The materials of the inquiry. The hallmarks of American -- What is an Americanism? -- III. The beginnings of American. The first loan-words -- New words of English material -- Changed meanings -- Archaic English words -- IV. The period of growth. A new nation in the making -- The expanding vocabulary -- Loan-words and non-English influences -- V. The language today. After the Civil War -- The making of new nouns -- Verbs -- Other parts of speech -- Foreign influences today -- VI. American and English. The infiltration of English by Americanisms -- Surviving differences -- English difficulties with American -- Briticisms in the United States -- Honorifics -- Euphemisms -- Forbidden words -- Expletives -- VII. The pronunciation of American. Its general characters -- The vowels -- The consonants -- Dialects -- VIII. American spelling. The influence of Noah Webster -- The advance of American spelling -- The simplified spelling movement -- The treatment of loan-words -- Punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation -- IX. The common speech. Outlines of its grammar -- The verb -- The pronoun -- The noun -- The adjective -- The adverb -- The double negative -- Other syntactical peculiarities -- X. Proper names in America. Surnames -- Given-names -- Place-names -- Other proper names -- XI. American slang. The nature of slang -- Cant and argot -- XII. The future of the language. The spread of English -- English or American? -- Appendix : Non-English dialects in America : Germanic -- Latin -- Slavic -- Finno-Ugrian -- Celtic -- Semitic -- Greek -- Asiatic -- Miscellaneous
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
4th ed., cor., enl., and rewritten.
Extent
xi, 769 pages, xxix, [1] pages
Lccn
36027236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00322214
  • (OCoLC)ocm00322214
Label
The American language : an inquiry into the development of English in the United States, by H.L. Mencken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references throughout
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. The two streams of English. The earliest alarms -- The English attack -- American "barbarisms" -- The English attitude today -- The position of the learned -- The views of writing men -- The political front -- Foreign observers -- II. The materials of the inquiry. The hallmarks of American -- What is an Americanism? -- III. The beginnings of American. The first loan-words -- New words of English material -- Changed meanings -- Archaic English words -- IV. The period of growth. A new nation in the making -- The expanding vocabulary -- Loan-words and non-English influences -- V. The language today. After the Civil War -- The making of new nouns -- Verbs -- Other parts of speech -- Foreign influences today -- VI. American and English. The infiltration of English by Americanisms -- Surviving differences -- English difficulties with American -- Briticisms in the United States -- Honorifics -- Euphemisms -- Forbidden words -- Expletives -- VII. The pronunciation of American. Its general characters -- The vowels -- The consonants -- Dialects -- VIII. American spelling. The influence of Noah Webster -- The advance of American spelling -- The simplified spelling movement -- The treatment of loan-words -- Punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation -- IX. The common speech. Outlines of its grammar -- The verb -- The pronoun -- The noun -- The adjective -- The adverb -- The double negative -- Other syntactical peculiarities -- X. Proper names in America. Surnames -- Given-names -- Place-names -- Other proper names -- XI. American slang. The nature of slang -- Cant and argot -- XII. The future of the language. The spread of English -- English or American? -- Appendix : Non-English dialects in America : Germanic -- Latin -- Slavic -- Finno-Ugrian -- Celtic -- Semitic -- Greek -- Asiatic -- Miscellaneous
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
4th ed., cor., enl., and rewritten.
Extent
xi, 769 pages, xxix, [1] pages
Lccn
36027236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00322214
  • (OCoLC)ocm00322214

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