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Krapp, George Philip. The English Language in America. (NY Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1925). 1960 reprint. Ex-library with usual library markings, purchased Dec. 1961 for $12.00. No DJ. 2 volumes, otherwise V GOOD. Wear on covers, otherwise clean and tight.
A systematic treatment of the English language and its changes over 300 (now 400) years. "Perhaps one cannot quite say that what seems new in American speech will most often be shown on further examination merely to be something old in a new surrounding." Knapp concludes the evidence is against a separate American language and supports a closer relationship with British English. An American English was not noted until the concept of an American nation evolved in the 18th Century. "Language has been one of the strongest binding forces in American experience."
In the remote possibility anyone is interested, I want to offer this classic of two volumes to one person for two credits, ie. I don't want to list it on the bookshelf and have someone break up the set needlessly. If no response, I will soon leave both volumes on a certain corner to be found by folks down on their luck who always pick up any book I leave there to pass their time in line for social services, etc. etc. Thank-you.