H. L. Mencken's The American Language, 4th Edition

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H.L. Mencken's The American Language made an important contribution to what academic field?

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1. H.L. Mencken's The American Language is notable for advocating what approach to the study of language?

2. In addition to writing The American Language, H.L. Mencken is famous for his accomplishments in what field?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you dissect The American Language by H.L. Mencken. You'll have to know key details about the book, including when it was published and facts about its impact.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll measure your knowledge of:

  • What approach to the sudy of language this book advocates
  • Other fields in which H.L. Mencken worked
  • The type of informal language that is studied in this book

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what field was impacted by The American Language
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify a term for informal language that has not been accepted by society as correct
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year the 4th edition of The American Language was published

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  • The year Mencken retired
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