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Varieties of American English essays by Raven Ioor McDavid

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • English language -- Variation -- United States,
  • English language -- Dialects -- United States,
  • English language -- Social aspects -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby Raven I. McDavid, Jr. ; selected and introduced by Anwar S. Dil.
SeriesLanguage science and national development
ContributionsDil, Anwar S.
LC ClassificationsPE2802 .M33
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 383 p. :
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4744570M
ISBN 100804709823
LC Control Number78059374

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