American Speech Article

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American Speech  
Discipline Linguistics
LanguageEnglish
Edited byThomas C Purnell
Publication details
Publication history
1925–present
Publisher
FrequencyQuarterly
0.800
Standard abbreviations
Am. Speech
Indexing
ISSN 0003-1283 (print)
1527-2133 (web)
LCCN 27021844
OCLC no. 644323257
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American Speech is a quarterly academic journal of the American Dialect Society, established in 1925 and published by Duke University Press. It focuses primarily on the English language used in the Western Hemisphere, but also publishes contributions on other varieties of English, outside influences on the language, and linguistic theory. [1]

The current editor is Thomas Purnell ( University of Wisconsin–Madison).

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Lingua Franca consideres it a "consistently reliable peer-reviewed source of information" and states that "though it is scholarly and research based, there’s a surprising amount of information that is intelligible to anyone, even without special training in linguistics." [2]

History

The journal was established in 1925 by Kemp Malone, Louise Pound, and Arthur G. Kennedy "to present information about English in America in a form appealing to general readers", and was inspired by H. L. Mencken. It became the official journal of the American Dialect Society in 1970. [3]

Abstracting and indexing

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References

  1. ^ American Speech, Duke University Press. Accessed February 21, 2008.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Allan (September 4, 2018). "How Americans speak: the facts". Chronicle of Higher Education.
  3. ^ Algeo, John (2009). The Origins and Development of the English Language (6 ed.). Cengage. p. 196. ISBN  9781428231450.

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