A Mid-Atlantic Handbook: American and British English by Marko Modiano

By Marko Modiano

Scholarly research of the diversities among British English and American English, meant for faculty novices. It has an intensive dictionary-like vocabulary part with British phrases and American equivalents, e.g. torch = flashlight and explanatory observation for every observe. It additionally has lengthy checklist of British and American spell and vocabulary. Plus it has a bit on expressions resembling "carry coals to Newcastle" and their causes. Bibliography, index, 150pp.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Mid-Atlantic Handbook: American and British English PDF

Similar nonfiction_5 books

Extra resources for A Mid-Atlantic Handbook: American and British English

Example text

3n domestic science home economics A subject studied in secondary and upper-secondary schools, relat­ ing to the running of a household. BrE housecraft is also used in the UK. The BrE terms are not used or readily comprehended in the US. 1 Reference List British English American English 2n Downing Street, No. 10 White House, the The residence of the British Prime Minister and the US President, respectively. The British address is not common knowledge to many Americans, while most British people are aware of the impli­ cations of the term the White House, (meaning the seat of the exec­ utive branch of the American government).

2n ice lolly Popsicle Flavored ice on a stick. Note that some American dictionaries list AmE Popsicle as a proper noun. © Studentlitteratur 53 2 Vocabulary British English American English 3n ill sick The terms ill and sick in AmE are general terms used when someone is in poor health, or has a cold, sore throat, or stomach problem (AmE under-the-weather is also used). Sick and ill are interchangeable in AmE. For more serious diseases, common AmE terms are in poor health, having health problems, etc.

2n hair slide 1n hall hallway This word, in BrE, is commonly used for a large room or building where people congregate. It is also customary to refer to the living room of a palace or mansion as a hall, especially in buildings of historical interest. As a synonym for corridor, however, it is more customary to use the term hall in the UK, whereas hallway is often used in the US. 2n hall of residence dormitory Student housing, in AmE, often referring to college and university students. 3n head master/mistress principal While Americans would most likely not use the BrE term head master, they would probably understand its meaning in context.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 6 votes