Gon Madrid
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Books about the difference between American English and British English Hello Italkers, I am looking for books that would explain all the differences between American English and British English: vocabulary (like cookies vs biscuits), spelling (like realize vs realise) and phonetics. Is there a good book that covers everything? Thank you in advance!
Jul 31, 2019 3:13 PM
Answers · 9
The Wikipedia page on this is very thorough. You'll find everything you need to know there.
July 31, 2019
Hi, I’m not sure about a book that covers “all the differences”, but The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English by Dr. Lynne Murphy goes into interesting historical and linguistic explanations for why, for instance, we Americans pronounce it “erb” and the British say “Herb” with a voiced /h/. It’s really great for general readers — she’s very witty. Murphy is a US-born-and-educated linguist who has lived and taught in the UK since 2000. She also has a great blog: separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com
July 31, 2019
Thanks Alena.
July 31, 2019
Maybe this book will be interesting) "You Say Potato: A Book About Accents" by Ben Crystal and David Crystal
July 31, 2019
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