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By Paul Baker

Is British English changing into extra like American English? if this is the case, why, and in what methods? This e-book compares examples of yankee and British language info from the Nineteen Thirties, Nineteen Sixties, Nineteen Nineties and 2000s, to trace crucial ways in which either forms are altering over the years, and compares the level to which they're following related paths utilizing a mix of computing device and human research. The research is conducted throughout numerous degrees, together with spelling transformations (such as color vs color), vocabulary (truck vs lorry), and more than a few morphological, grammatical, semantic and pragmatic positive aspects. Baker explores the altering points of yankee and British society which support to provide an explanation for the findings.

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