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Книга the yank historical past Dictionary of the English Language the yank background Dictionary of the English Language Книги Иностранные языки Автор: коллектив Год издания: 1991 Формат: pdf Страниц: 8654 Размер: 50,4 МБ Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Almost 1 / 4 of a century in the past a brand new dictionary bearing the identify American background seemed. That ebook used to be striking since it did 4 issues and it did them good. It faithfully recorded the language in simply understood definitions. It supplied information towards accuracy, precision, and beauty within the use of English that clever humans desire and search in a dictionary. It traced, at any time when attainable, the advance of English phrases to their origins and keyed many to an Appendix of Indo-European Roots. And it offered complicated lexical info in a typographically appealing layout accented by way of millions of images and line drawings in spacious margins. the yankee history Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd version, builds upon this individual, leading edge beginning.

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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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