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Divided by a common language

a guide to British and American English

by Christopher Davies

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  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- Great Britain -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
    • English language -- United States -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
    • English language -- Variation -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
    • English language -- Variation -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
    • English language -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
    • English language -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementChristopher Davies.
      GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE1704 .D38 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 248 p. ;
      Number of Pages248
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3394470M
      ISBN 100618002758
      ISBN 109780618002757
      LC Control Number2005005497

        The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Amglish: Two Nations Divided by a Common Language by Mike Powell at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be :   Divided by a Common Language is the ideal travel companion for both British visitors to the U.S. and American visitors to the U.K. It is also the perfect book for Britons interested in American 4/5(3).

      Divided by a Common Language is the ideal travel companion for both British visitors to the U.S. and American visitors to the U.K. It is also the perfect book for Britons interested in American culture and Americans enjoying British novels, movies, and television at home. Divided by a common language: a guide to British and American English / Christopher Davies. p. cm. An earlier version of this book was published as Divided by a common language by Mayflower Press in Includes index. iSBN ISBN-IO: 1. English language—Great Britain—Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. 2.

      George Bernard Shaw said, ‘The British and the Americans are two peoples divided by a common language.’ I have always been intrigued by this quotation, and the truth behind it, especially when it comes to book publication. No doubt you are aware that British and American editions of the same book frequently have different cover [ ]. America and Britain are two countries divided by a common language. (Bernard Shaw) Students often ask me whether native British English speakers can understand American English equally well as English spoken in the UK. For the British, the issue is not normally comprehending American English via television, films.


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In Divided by a Common Language, Christopher Davies explains these expressions and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English.

He compares the customs, manners, and practical details of daily life in the United Kingdom and the United States, and American readers will enjoy his account of 4/5(28).

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Some experts estimate that roughly four thousand words have one meaning in Britain and another meaning in the United States. From pubs to politics, television to travel, Divided by a Common Language (Houghton Mifflin, September 7, ) explains thousands of different idioms, expressions, word .