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100 1  Ostler, Rosemarie,|eauthor. 
245 10 Splendiferous speech :|bhow early Americans pioneered 
       their own brand of English /|cRosemarie Ostler.|h[Axis 360
       electronic resource] 
250    First edition. 
264  1 [s.l.] :|bChicago Review Press,|c2018. 
300    1 online resource. 
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505 0  American talk -- One English becomes two -- The two 
       Englishes part ways -- An American tongue -- Words from 
       the West -- Slang-whanging in Congress -- American words 
       in the news -- American English takes its station -- A 
       collection of words "peculiar to the United States" -- The
       words keep coming -- Epilogue : the American way with 
520    What does it mean to talk like an American? According to 
       John Russell Bartlett's 1848 Dictionary of Americanisms, 
       it means indulging in outlandish slang-splendiferous, 
       scrumptious, higgeldy piggedly-and free-and-easy word 
       creation-demoralize, lengthy, gerrymander. American 
       English is more than just vocabulary, though. It's a 
       picturesque way of talking that includes expressions like 
       go the whole hog, and the wild boasts of frontiersman Davy
       Crockett, who claimed to be "half horse, half alligator, 
       and a touch of the airthquake." Splendiferous Speech 
       explores the main sources of the American vernacular-the 
       expanding western frontier, the bumptious world of 
       politics, and the sensation-filled pages of popular 
       nineteenth-century newspapers. It's a process that started
       with the earliest English colonists (first word adoption-
       the Algonquian raccoon) and is still going strong today. 
       Author Rosemarie Ostler takes readers along on the journey
       as Americans learn to declare linguistic independence and 
       embrace their own brand of speech. For anyone who wonders 
       how we got from the English of King James to the slang of 
       the Internet, it's an exhilarating ride. 
590    BiblioBoard internal publisher id: 6d813326-d5ed-4cf9-a6f3
650  0 History. 
650  0 English language|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 English language|zWest (U.S.)|xHistory. 
650  0 Americanisms|zWest (U.S.) 
650  0 English language|zUnited States|xSlang. 
650  7 History / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
650  7 Language Arts & Disciplines / Reference.|2bisacsh 
655  0 Electronic books. 
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