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Author Rubinstein, Marv
Title American English Compendium : A Portable Guide to the Idiosyncrasies, Subtleties, Technical Lingo, and Nooks and Crannies of American English
Imprint Blue Ridge Summit : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014
©2014
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Edition 4th ed
Descript 1 online resource (559 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue to the Fourth Revised Edition -- Foreword -- Guide to the Use of This Book -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: American Spoken Here-English Understood -- Chapter 2: Proverbs, Slogans, and Aphorisms -- Chapter 3: Popular American Expressions -- Chapter 4: Proverbial Commentaries -- Chapter 5: Similes and Metaphors Indicating Extremes -- Chapter 6: A Pronounced Difference -- Chapter 7: American Slang and Colloquialisms -- Chapter 8: Oddball American English Words -- Chapter 9: British vs. American English (and Vice Versa) -- Chapter 10: Worldwide English -- Chapter 11: Foreign Words and Phrases Frequently Used in English -- Chapter 12: Common American Legal Terms -- Chapter 13: Common American Medical Terms -- Chapter 14: Business Colloquialisms, Slang, and Acronyms -- Chapter 15: Neologisms -- Chapter 16: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms -- Chapter 17: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms in the Computer, Internet, and Communications Industries -- Chapter 18: From Where Do You Hail? -- Chapter 19: For the Symbol Minded -- Chapter 20: Currencies of the World -- Chapter 21: International Measurements -- Chapter 22: Baby Talk -- Chapter 23: The Birds and the Trees -- Chapter 24: The Colorful American Language -- Chapter 25: Color Commentaries -- Chapter 26: Language and Laughter -- Postscript to the Fourth Edition -- Bibliography
The American English Compendium is a fun way to explore the nuances of the English language-learn that a group of lions is called a pride; a group of whales, a pod; and a group of owls, a parliament. This edition offers fresh chapters which include spelling, punctuation, and pronunciation; and even Twitterspeak and other online vernacular
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rubinstein, Marv American English Compendium : A Portable Guide to the Idiosyncrasies, Subtleties, Technical Lingo, and Nooks and Crannies of American English Blue Ridge Summit : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,c2014 9781442232822
Subject English language -- United States -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.;English language -- United States -- Grammar -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;English language -- United States -- Translating -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.;Americanisms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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