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American language

H. L. Mencken

American language

an inquiry into the development of English in the United States.

by H. L. Mencken

  • 142 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language.,
  • Americanisms.,
  • Names -- United States.,
  • Names, Personal -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementby H.L. Mencken.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22157952M
    ISBN 10394400763X, 394400771X

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