british vs. north american englishes

Geoff Nathan an6993 at WAYNE.EDU
Wed Jun 2 20:12:56 UTC 2004

At 04:00 PM 6/2/2004, you wrote:
>a colleague asks if there is "a good overview work comparing British
>and North American Englishes".  assuming that this colleague is
>interested in the standard varieties, and in all aspects
>(pronunciation, grammar, orthography, lexicon), and wants something
>short, i've recommended chs. 2-4 of trudgill & hannah (2002), the 4th
>ed. of International English.
>any other suggestions?

Despite the title there is a good deal of information in the following book
contrasting the two languages/dialects:

American English
by Zoltan Kovecses
Paperback: 250 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.75 x 6.00
Publisher: Broadview Press; 1st edition (September 26, 2000)
ISBN: 1551112299


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