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3. American English and linguistics

    Table of contents
    1. 1. Recommended readings


    1. History of American English: Major historical periods in the development of American English

    2. Social-cultural influences on the development of American English
    3. Dialects in American English
    4. Style in American English
    5. Characterizing American English vs. British English: Systematic differences between British and American English
    6. Categories in thought and language
    7. Frames and image schemas
    8. Metaphor
    9. Metonymy
    10. Alternative conceptualization
    11. English grammar from a cognitive perspective
    12. Mental spaces
    13. Conceptual integration
    14. Linguistic relativity
    15. American English, cognition, American culture

    Recommended readings


    Dillard, J. L., A History of American English. New York: Longman, 1992.
    Dillard, J. L. Toward a Social History of American English. Berlin: Mouton, 1985.
    Dirven, René, Günter Radden, Cognitive English Grammar. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2007.
    Kövecses, Zoltán, ed., New Approaches to American English. Budapest: Eötvös Loránd University, 1995.
    Kövecses, Zoltán, American English. An Introduction. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2000.
    Kövecses, Zoltán, Language, Mind, and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
    Kövecses, Zoltán, Metaphor: A Practical Introduction. 2nd, revised ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
    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.
    Lakoff, George, Mark Johnson, More Than Cool Reason. A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
    McArthur, T., ed., The Oxford Companion to the English Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
    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.
    Taylor, J., Linguistic Categorization. Prototypes in Linguistic Theory. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989.
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