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By P. Watcyn-Jones, O. Johnston

Пополни свой словарный запас, чтобы быть готовым к самым разным стандартным международным экзаменам по английскому языку!
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Is it the practice of a court, or a few eminent scholars, that he designed to constitute a standard? Webster’s questions have no general answer. It depends on the word. Sometimes local custom is the only determinant, and we find as many standards as there are speech communities. In other cases people do insist that there must be some one general standard, usually as determined by the practice of educated middle-class speakers. The Dictionary records facts about the use of items like these either in usage labels such as Non-Standard (see the Guide to the Dictionary) or, in particularly complicated cases, in the Usage Notes.

He was 25 years old when it appeared. It has been rightly said that the comparatist has one fact and one hypothesis. The one fact is that certain languages present similarities among themselves which are so numerous and so precise that they cannot be attributed to chance and which are such that they cannot be explained as borrowings or as universal features. The one hypothesis is that these languages must then be the result of descent from a common original. Certain similarities may be accidental: the Greek verb “to breathe,” “blow,” has a root pneu-, and in the language of the Klamath of Oregon the verb “to blow” is pniw-.

Drawn from that rapidly flowing stream, American English shows a much greater uniformity than its origins might suggest. ” The concept of the American melting pot can be found in the writing of Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur (J. Hector St. John), a Norman-French immigrant and the eponym of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In Letters from an American Farmer (1782) he provided the logic for a unified American language and culture: What, then, is the American, this new man? He is either a European or the descendant of a European; hence that strange mixture of blood, which you will find in no other country.

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