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The Resource Divided by a common language : a guide to British and American English, Christopher Davies, (electronic resource)

Divided by a common language : a guide to British and American English, Christopher Davies, (electronic resource)

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Divided by a common language : a guide to British and American English
Title
Divided by a common language
Title remainder
a guide to British and American English
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Davies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 off the menu of a London café? Unable to suss out what people in the UK mean to say? Then mug up on your British English with Divided By A Common Language: A Guide to British and American English. Author Christopher Davies explains all of these expressions - along with hundreds more - and discusses the many differences in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary between British and American English. Two large glossaries help both American and British travelers translate easily from one variety of English to the other. With Divided by a Common Language in hand, Americans and Britons can leap the language gap between the US and the UK with confidence
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Also available in print version.
Cataloging source
CaBNvSL
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1953-
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Davies, Christopher
Dewey number
427
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1704
LC item number
.D38 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Credo Reference (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Divided by a common language : a guide to British and American English, Christopher Davies, (electronic resource)
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http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hmdbacl
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Guide to pronunciation and other symbols used -- How did British and American English become so different? -- Some answers -- The industrial revolution -- Countries that enriched the American language -- Pronouncing British place names -- Tips for the tourist -- At the airport -- At the hotel -- Practical information -- Automobiles -- Gasoline (petrol) -- Telephones -- For the technically minded -- Plumbing -- Electricity -- Institutions and services -- The postal system -- Banking -- The currency -- Restaurants -- Bars -- Shopping -- Pronunciation of food names -- Some different cooking measurements -- Groceries known by different names -- Clothing and shoes known by different names -- Schools -- Health care -- The political systems -- Museums -- The theatre -- Differences in customs and etiquette -- Transportation -- Pronunciation and grammar -- Spelling -- Sundry terms -- Some different furnishing terms -- Some different terms for tools -- Some different medical terms -- Carnival (funfair) terms -- Some different gardening terms -- What not to say -- Idioms and expressions -- Notes on symbols and abbreviations -- Miscellaneous information -- UK-US lexicon -- US-UK lexicon -- Explanations -- Other varieties of English -- Canada -- Australia -- New Zealand -- South Africa -- Cockney rhyming slang
Control code
9781849728072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (90 entries : 1 images)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849728072
Isbn Type
(online)
Other physical details
digital files.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671568131
  • (CaBNvSL)gtp00544223
  • (Credo)hmdbacl2007
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Divided by a common language : a guide to British and American English, Christopher Davies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/hmdbacl
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Guide to pronunciation and other symbols used -- How did British and American English become so different? -- Some answers -- The industrial revolution -- Countries that enriched the American language -- Pronouncing British place names -- Tips for the tourist -- At the airport -- At the hotel -- Practical information -- Automobiles -- Gasoline (petrol) -- Telephones -- For the technically minded -- Plumbing -- Electricity -- Institutions and services -- The postal system -- Banking -- The currency -- Restaurants -- Bars -- Shopping -- Pronunciation of food names -- Some different cooking measurements -- Groceries known by different names -- Clothing and shoes known by different names -- Schools -- Health care -- The political systems -- Museums -- The theatre -- Differences in customs and etiquette -- Transportation -- Pronunciation and grammar -- Spelling -- Sundry terms -- Some different furnishing terms -- Some different terms for tools -- Some different medical terms -- Carnival (funfair) terms -- Some different gardening terms -- What not to say -- Idioms and expressions -- Notes on symbols and abbreviations -- Miscellaneous information -- UK-US lexicon -- US-UK lexicon -- Explanations -- Other varieties of English -- Canada -- Australia -- New Zealand -- South Africa -- Cockney rhyming slang
Control code
9781849728072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (90 entries : 1 images)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849728072
Isbn Type
(online)
Other physical details
digital files.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671568131
  • (CaBNvSL)gtp00544223
  • (Credo)hmdbacl2007
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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