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American language and linguistics

    Table of contents
    1. 1. Recommended readings
    2. 2.
    1. The history of American English
    2. The study of American dialects
    3. Dialects of American English
    4. American slang
    5. British-American differences
    6. Theories of British-American differences
    7. Issues in human cognition
    8. Categorization
    9. Mental frames
    10. Metonymy
    11. Metaphor
    12. Culture and cognition

    Recommended readings

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    Dillard, J. L., A History of American English. New York: Longman, 1992.
    Zoltán Kövecses, American English: An Introduction. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2000.
    Kövecses, Zoltán, Language, Mind, and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
    Kövecses, Zoltán, Réka Benczes, Kognitív nyelvészet. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2010.
    Lakoff, George, Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
    Lakoff, George, Mark Johnson, Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.
    McCrum, R., W. Cran, R. MacNeil, The Story of English. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.
    Mencken, H. L., The American Language. New York: Knopf, 1919.

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