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By Paul Baker

ISBN-10: 1107088860

ISBN-13: 9781107088863

ISBN-10: 1107460883

ISBN-13: 9781107460881

Is British English turning into extra like American English? if this is the case, why, and in what methods? This booklet compares examples of yankee and British language information from the Thirties, Sixties, Nineties and 2000s, to trace crucial ways in which either kinds are altering over the years, and compares the level to which they're following comparable paths utilizing a mix of laptop and human research. The research is conducted throughout a number of degrees, together with spelling adjustments (such as color vs color), vocabulary (truck vs lorry), and quite a number morphological, grammatical, semantic and pragmatic positive factors. Baker explores the altering points of yankee and British society which support to provide an explanation for the findings.

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