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Made in America - Bill Bryson
Made in America
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Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap... show more
Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780552998055 (0552998052)
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages no: 572
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.0 Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States - Bill Bryson
Linguistics has moved along a bit since this was written, so it isn't current after 22 years, but it is still fun to read. Personal copy
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 Made in America
I listened to this on audio. Up front, let me state that I thought this book was going to be entirely about how the English language evolved in the United States since the revolution. It is, but only marginally. It's much more a short history of the USA's short history, with the evolution of wor...
I, the booklover
I, the booklover rated it
5.0
aqui Sempre quis saber como é que o inglês americano se formou? Sempre quis saber quais foram as influências deste dialecto de inglês? Para conhecermos a evolução do inglês americano, também precisamos de conhecer a história deste país - os Estados Unidos da América, nem sempre foram como hoje os co...
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
5.0 Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Fascinating. I loved it.
wodehousing
wodehousing rated it
3.0 Made in America
Bought at Lisbon's book fair 2010.Made in America is a non-fiction book about, well, America. First off, I bought this book mainly because of 3 reasons:a) I loved Bill Bryson’s book on Shakespeare;b) I originally thought it was more about American history and culture rather than language development...
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