The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

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The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

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A rigorous yet accessible examination of the English language and the politics surrounding its two predominant forms.

American English has long been seen by keepers of the British English flame as a corruption of their mother tongue. But how much of this belief is true of the differences between the varieties of the language, and how much is just a projection of the cultures that use them? “The Prodigal Tongue” points us to some possible answers.

Leia este Snapshot se você:

  • Want to understand both the linguistic and cultural differences between British and American English
  • Are a fan of British movies and television and want to better understand the politics of British English
  • Care about language, where it comes from, and how it changes
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