Made in America

An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

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Bill Bryson, who gave glorious voice to The Mother Tongue, now celebrates her magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood...and exactly w ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/11/09
Here Bryson tells a comparative (hi)story of the USA and American English by anectodes. He covers so many topics, from the Pilgrim Fathers to the movies, from placenames to sports, and how each of them contributed (not necessarily new) words to the E...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/04/09
This book let you learn a lot of useful and unuseful things and words about history of USA and theirs language. Bryson is not a boring teacher and fills history with a lot of anecdotes and a lot of false commonplaces. We learned plenty of inaccurate...Continua
Ha scritto il 01/02/09

This is a book for those of you who are interested in reading how American English has developed.

Ha scritto il 23/10/08

It's as interesting as a history book can be, but it can be dull like a dictionary sometimes.

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