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Title: THE PRODIGAL TONGUE
THE LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH
By: Lynne Murphy
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 1786072696
ISBN 13: 9781786072696
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Publisher: ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS
Pub. date: 29 March, 2018
Pages: 304
Description: A laugh-out-loud dissection of the linguistic myths surrounding British and American English from the author of the blog SEPARATED BY A COMMON LANGUAGE
Synopsis: Do you eat mashed potato or mashed potatoes? Are you frowning with your eyebrows or your mouth? Did you need to google mugwump when Boris Johnson laid into Jeremy Corbyn?British and American English may seem similar, but their differences abound. Contentious cultural wars are waged daily, on both sides of the Atlantic. As an American linguist based in Britain, Lynne Murphy brings a wry fish-out-of-water wit and a keen eye to this great divide. Some Americans suffer from a verbal inferiority complex, while on this side of the pond Brits are gripped by a delusional paranoia that their English is under attack. Murphy puts the mythologies of British and American English to the test, sharing surprising revelations about how our language really works.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
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