The American Language

The American Language

by H. L. Mencken

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'The American Language' is a classic, and has been for decades the dominant influence on the study of American English. This one- volume edition is a distillation of Mencken's three large volumes, a distillation that retains all the unique qualities of the originals.

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ISBN-13: 9781605206233
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 08/28/2009
Edition description: REV and Enlarge
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 821,349
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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The American Language 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lillian Grant More than 1 year ago
Pages missing
congdon More than 1 year ago
Mencken's American Language is an excellent book, but this ebook edition is not readable. Many of it's pages are cut off at the bottom of the screen.
jwinterDE More than 1 year ago
The fonts come way too large to be readable for the majority of the book; also the book cuts off the text on many pages if you attempt any sort of customization of margins, etc. A shame -- the text, TOC, etc. are excellent, if the formatting were fixed, I'd give it 5 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you're wondering about given names or surnames,place names or euphemisms--or just the ageold rivalry between British and American English and your love of the language they sometimes share--this is a must-have reference book for professional storytellers by one of the greatest wits in either tradition.