The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English [Audiobook] download free by Lynne Murphy

The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English Audiobook download free by Lynne Murphy
  • Listen audiobook: The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English
  • Author: Lynne Murphy
  • Release date: 2018/6/1
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780143131106
  • Rating: 9.25 of 10
  • Votes: 698
  • Review by: Aubrey Snow
  • Review rating: 9.19 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/18
  • Duration: 4H39M31S in 256 kbps (73.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-30
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, AIFF, MP4, FLAC, MP3, WMA, MPEG4 (compression TAR, IMG, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 20M41S (5.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English 'English accents are the sexiest.' 'Americans have ruined the English language.' Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In The Prodigal Tongue she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. By examining the causes and symptoms of American Verbal Inferiority Complex and its flipside, British Verbal Superiority Complex, Murphy unravels the prejudices, stereotypes and insecurities that shape our attitudes to our own language. With great humo(u)r and new insights, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from centre to center, why British accents are growing away from American ones, and what different things we mean when we say estate, frown, or middle class. Is anyone winning this war of the words? Will Yanks and Brits ever really understand each other?
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, Language: Reference & General, History Of The Americas, Historical & Comparative Linguistics, Linguistics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x211x23mm
  • Weight: 295g
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