Books on History of AmE?
Aaron E. Drews
aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK
Thu Nov 4 10:31:42 UTC 1999
> What are the best books out there that provide a basic history
> specifically of
> American English? I'm looking for a real history, not something with a
> contemporary survey like Wolfram and Schilling-Estes.
> Thank you.
H.L. Menken, _The American Language_ (1936)
W.N. Francis, something like American English
These are the closest I've been able to come to a "real history" with the
libraries at my access. For some reason, I don't have these in my own
bibliography, which is shocking. You might also want to check out the ADS
website, because this question has come up before.
Aaron E. Drews The University of Edinburgh
http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron Departments of English Language and
aaron at ling.ed.ac.uk Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
"MERE ACCUMULATION OF OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE IS NOT PROOF"
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