The Uk To Usa Dictionary

Autor: Claudine Dervaes
Publisher: Solitaire Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9780933143401
File Size: 66,50 MB
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An A to Z ("Zed") of terms and expressions that differ in British English vs. American English. Dictionary format with UK terms and expressions and their US equivalents first, followed by US terms and expressions and the UK equivalents next. Also includes pages of rhyming slang, pronunciation differences, spelling differences, conversion charts and more. Great for travelers, Anglophiles, expatriates and anyone who has a love of languages!

Divided By A Common Language

Autor: Christopher Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547350287
File Size: 67,70 MB
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Puzzled by signs warning you to “mind the gap” in the London Underground? Wondering what will be on your plate if you order “toad in the hole” in a London café? 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 American culture as seen through an Englishman’s eyes. Davies tops it off with an amusing list of expressions that sound innocent enough in one country but make quite the opposite impression in the other. Two large glossaries help travelers translate from one variety of English to the other, and additional lists explain the distinctive words of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. 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.

British English A To Zed

Autor: Norman W. Schur
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620875772
File Size: 72,72 MB
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Provides information about British pronunciation, punctuation, and word use in comparison to American styles.

Anglotopia S Dictionary Of British English

Autor: Jonathan Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545595411
File Size: 41,21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It is often said that Britain and the United States are a common culture divided by language. This book is a guide to all the fun linguistic differences between American and British English. The British not only have their own unique words but they also use certain words much differently and this book seeks to gather all those words and phrases in one place for easy reference. This book is perfect to keep on hand while you're watching the latest episode of Downton Abbey or Doctor Who and you hear a word that you don't understand. It is our hope that this book will enrich your experience of British Culture and lead to further understanding between our two countries. In this book: -General Word and Phrase Dictionary -Cockney Slang Guide -Scots English Guide -Scouse English Guide -Yorkshire English Guide -West Country English Guide -London Slang -Australian English -Amusing British Place Names - British Culture Guides -And More!!!

Webster S American English Dictionary

Autor: Merriam-Webster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781596951549
File Size: 28,11 MB
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Provides definitions for more than forty thousand words found in American English along with pronunciation guidance and variant spellings.

Brit Think Ameri Think

Autor: Jane Walmsley
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780142001349
File Size: 72,64 MB
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Looks at differences in the cultures of Great Britain and the United States, covering divergent attitudes toward everything from sex, food, and sports to pets, religion, money, and humor, in a guide that has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes in social, political, and cultural trends. Original.

The Prodigal Tongue

Autor: Lynne Murphy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704881
File Size: 30,93 MB
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An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English “English accents are the sexiest.” “Americans have ruined the English language.” Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In The Prodigal Tongue she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. By examining the causes and symptoms of American Verbal Inferiority Complex and its flipside, British Verbal Superiority Complex, Murphy unravels the prejudices, stereotypes and insecurities that shape our attitudes to our own language. With great humo(u)r and new insights, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from centre to center, why British accents are growing away from American ones, and what different things we mean when we say estate, frown, or middle class. Is anyone winning this war of the words? Will Yanks and Brits ever really understand each other?