The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States

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INDEX
Abbreviations, 31, 150, 188
Académie Française, 5
Actes de la Société Philologique de Paris, 26n
Adams, Franklin P., 170
Adams, James Truslow, 65n
Adams, John, 60, 76
Adams, John Quincy, 48, 59
Addison, Joseph, 280n, 298, 368
Ade, George, 19, 268, 361
Adjective, American, 308
Adverb, American, 304ff
Aikman, Henry G., 17
Aldington, Richard, 18
Alford, Henry, 90, 91, 160, 298, 367
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 183, 385
American Anthropologist, 347n
American Association for the Advance- ment of Science, 245
American Dialect Society, vii, xi, 6, 7, 314
Americanism, definitions of, 10, 11, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 47
American Issue, 315
American Journal of Philology, 400, 401n
American language, characters of, 17, 19, 22, 28ff, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
American Magazine, 263n
American Mercury, 65
American Philological Association, 243, 245n
American Philosophical Society, 46
American Review of Reviews, 203n
Ames, Nathaniel, 57
Andreen, Gustav, 414
Anglistische Forschungen, 186n, 342n, 354n
Anglomania, ix, x, xv, 12, 63, 75, 110, 112, 167ff, 215, 238ff
Annual Review, 48, 49
Anti-Jacobin Review, 49n
Appeal to Reason, 425
Archer, William, 13, 17, 18, 37, 167n
Archiv für das Studium der neuren Sprachen und Literaturen, 25
Aristophanes, 259n
Armistead, George, 327
Arnold, Matthew, 3
Arthur, T. S., 149n
Athenœum, 18n, 236
Atlantic Educational Journal, 258n
Atlantic Monthly, 71n, 136, 177, 207n, 241, 250n, 361
Atlantis, 331n
Australian English, 54, 144n, 242, 383, 384
Authors' and Printers' Dictionary, 236
Ayres, Harry Morgan, 3n, 173, 385
Babbitt, Eugene H., 173n, 185n, 376
Bache, Richard Meade, 111n, 154n, 179n
Baedeker, 26
Baker, Ernest A., 237n
Balfour, A. J., 143n, 248
Ballard, Edward, 347n
Baltimore Sun, 326n, 330n
Baltimore Trolley News, 187n
Banche, Henri, 5
Bancroft, Aaron, 49, 233
Bancroft, George, 84
Bankhead, Senator, 176n
Baral, S. N., 167n
Barde, Alexandre, 402
Bardsley, Charles W., 340n, 341n
Barentz, A. E., 25
Barrère, Albert, 54, 109
Barringer, G. A., 26
Bartlett, John Russell, 10, 38, 43, 50, 54 89, 101, 189
Baseball vocabulary, 128, 129
Bausman, Lottie M., 327n
Beach-la-Mar, 377, 383
Beckwith, H. W., 347n
Beecher, Henry Ward, 91
Belknap, Jeremy, 49
Benjamin, Judah P., 131
Bennett, Arnold, 13
Berger, V., 347n, 414
Bergmann, Karl, 333n, 371
Berlin Academy, 373n
Beverley, Robert, 51, 56
Bible, Authorized Version, 67, 178, 276, 305
Bicknell, Frank M., 164
Bierce, Ambrose, 361

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The American Language - An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States *
  • Contents iii
  • Preface to the First Edition *
  • Preface to the Revised Edition xi
  • I - Introductory *
  • II - The Beginnings of American 45
  • III - The Period of Growth 74
  • IV - American and English Today *
  • V - International Exchanges 157
  • VI - Tendencies in American 173
  • VII - The Standard American Pronunciation 206
  • VIII - American Spelling 221
  • IX - The Common Speech 255
  • X - Proper Names in America 321
  • XI - American Slang 360
  • XII - The Future of the Language 372
  • Appendix 388
  • I - Specimens of the American Vulgate 388
  • II - Non-English Dialects in America 397
  • III - Proverb and Platitude 422
  • Bibliography 427
  • List of Words and Phrases 459
  • Index 483
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