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Speaking Freely: A Guided Tour of American English from Plymouth Rock to Silicon Valley
Speaking Freely A Guided Tour of American English from Plymouth Rock to Silicon Valley
Author: Stuart Berg Flexner, Anne H. Soukhanov
How in the world could a loud mouth turn into a trombone and then become a bazooka? With words, anything is possible, especially if they happen to be American words. The continuous influx of immigrants with their distinctive dialects, the impulse to improvise and experiment, and the relative freedom from rigid social restraints all make America ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780195106923
ISBN-10: 019510692X
Publication Date: 10/23/1997
Pages: 472
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Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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