1st Edition

Glossaries Of Americanisms Vol II

By Daniel R Davis Copyright 2003

    American lexicography has a distinguished and familiar tradition. Elwyn (1859) is intended as a corrective response to the excessive identification of Americanisms, but in fact represents what one might term the ‘traditionalist’ position. Fallows (1883) is significant as a treatment of Americanisms and Briticisms for a general audience. Norton (1890) is a specific application to American political life.

    Volume 2: Glossaries of Americanisms, Introduction, 1. Alfred L. Elwyn: Glossary of Supposed Americanisms, 2. Samuel Fallows: Hand Book of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial and Provincial Words and Phrases, 3. Charles Ledyard Norton: Political Americanisms: A Glossary of Terms and Phrases Current at Different Periods in American Politics


    Daniel R Davis