American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of by H.L. Mencken

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H. L. Mencken released his fourth (and ultimate) variation of his landmark paintings in April 1936. whereas it's a treatise at the improvement of American-English, it's also attention-grabbing and shows Mencken's famous wit and humor.

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The Adverb 7. The Double Negative 8. Other Syntactical Peculiarities X. PROPER NAMES IN AMERICA 1. Surnames 2. Given-Names 3. Place-Names 4. Other Proper Names XI. AMERICAN SLANG 1. The Nature of Slang 2. Cant and Argot XII. THE FUTURE OF THE LANGUAGE 1. The Spread of English 2. English or American? APPENDIX. NON–ENGLISH DIALECTS IN AMERICA 1. Germanic a. German b. Dutch c. Swedish d. Dano-Norwegian e. Icelandic f. Yiddish 2. Latin a. French b. Italian c. Spanish d. Portuguese e. Rumanian 3. Slavic a.

L. In England all branches of human endeavor are alike bent to the service of the state, and there is an alliance between society and politics, science and literature, that is unmatched anywhere else on earth. But though this alliance, on occasion, may find it profitable to be polite to the Yankee, and even to conciliate him, there remains an active aversion under the surface, born of the incurable rivalry between the two countries, and accentuated perhaps by their common tradition and their similar speech.

The Pronoun 4. The Noun 5. The Adjective 6. The Adverb 7. The Double Negative 8. Other Syntactical Peculiarities X. PROPER NAMES IN AMERICA 1. Surnames 2. Given-Names 3. Place-Names 4. Other Proper Names XI. AMERICAN SLANG 1. The Nature of Slang 2. Cant and Argot XII. THE FUTURE OF THE LANGUAGE 1. The Spread of English 2. English or American? APPENDIX. NON–ENGLISH DIALECTS IN AMERICA 1. Germanic a. German b. Dutch c. Swedish d. Dano-Norwegian e. Icelandic f. Yiddish 2. Latin a. French b. Italian c.

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