America, Naming the Country and Its People

America, Naming the Country and Its People

by Allen Walker Read
     
 
Twenty-six previously unpublished papers discuss the origins, applications, and derivative forms of names like "America," "The States," "United States," "The Continent," "Yankee," and "New York." Similar issues are considered for the names of other places around the country, and the people who live there. Read was a scholar of English, linguistics, lexicography,

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Twenty-six previously unpublished papers discuss the origins, applications, and derivative forms of names like "America," "The States," "United States," "The Continent," "Yankee," and "New York." Similar issues are considered for the names of other places around the country, and the people who live there. Read was a scholar of English, linguistics, lexicography, folklore, and history, affiliated with Columbia University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773473911
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Studies in Onomastics
Pages:
284

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