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Usage problems in American English

Viktorija Kostadinova

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter explores the complexity of attitudes to the usage problems ain’t, literally, and like in American English, from the point of view of both prescriptivist discourse found in usage guides ... More


Attitudes to British usage

Carmen Ebner

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

In this chapter Carmen Ebner discusses how the attitudes of British English speakers have changed by comparing the findings of an earlier usage attitude study conducted by Mittins et al. (1970) with ... More


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