American Speech

American Speech  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. Speech
Discipline Linguistics
Language English
Edited by Michael Adams
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0003-1283 (print)
1527-2133 (web)
LCCN 27021844
OCLC no. 644323257

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-in-chief is Michael Adams (Indiana University).


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. [2]

Abstracting and indexing

This journal is indexed by the following services:


  1. American Speech, Duke University Press. Accessed February 21, 2008.
  2. Algeo, John (2009). The Origins and Development of the English Language (6 ed.). Cengage. p. 196. ISBN 9781428231450.

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