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FZ-231439-15
How America Saved the English Language: The Facts and Fictions of British and American English
M. Lynne Murphy, University of Sussex

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Word of Mouth: Like, totally awesome: the Americanisation of English (BBC Radio 4) (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Word of Mouth: Like, totally awesome: the Americanisation of English (BBC Radio 4)
Producer: Mair Bosworth
Abstract: Michael Rosen is joined by writer Matthew Engel and linguist Dr Lynne Murphy to discuss the Americanisation of English. Is the pace of Americanisation of British English really increasing? Why do Americans say eggplant and sidewalk, rather than aubergine and pavement? Why does your spellchecker insist it's 'color' not 'colour'? Do Americans complain about the 'Britishisms' creeping into use in the States as much as we complain about Americanisms in use in the UK? Does it really matter if British and American English begin to be used interchangeably and could we stem the flow if we tried?
Date: 02/28/17
Primary URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g5533
Primary URL Description: BBC Radio 4 website, downloadable podcast
Secondary URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/41bfxxr0Gfr7h6v5LJyJh9s/totally-awesome-seven-ways-you-use-americanisms-every-day
Secondary URL Description: Totally awesome: Seven ways you use Americanisms every day Article developing themes from the radio show.
Access Model: Broadcast and podcast. Available free indefinitely(?)
Format: Radio


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