Books Like The American Language by H. L. Mencken | Suggesting Reading

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Edited by Frederic Gomes Cassidy and Joan Houston Hall, Dictionary of American Regional English Vol. 1: Introduction and A-C (1985) is considered the most comprehensive collection of words and terms unique to the United States, complete with definitions, pronunciations, alternative forms, dates, and examples of use. The book also includes articles, maps, and other relevant resources. Cassidy and Hall released subsequent volumes with additional information; volume two was published in 1991, and volume three was published in 1996.

A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949) and A Second Mencken Chrestomathy (1995), edited by Terry Teachout, contain selections of Mencken's unpublished works. Critics describe these books as valuable collections of Mencken's writing.

Bruce Mitchell's An Invitation to Old English and Anglo-Saxon England (1995) is an introduction to Old English for readers who find the language confusing and intimidating. Mitchell includes historical information to provide a context for the discussion, helping the reader to understand how the...

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