Zoltan Kovecses is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of American Studies at Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary; his other books include Metaphor and Emotion (Cambridge University Press) and The Language of Love (Bucknell University Press).
"American English is an admirable piece of work. It provides an informative and up-to-date survey of the variety of English spoken in the United States. The discussion of historical developments is excellent, the summaries of scholarship accurate and readable, and the many examples throughout the book (of regional variations, of business jargon, of American sex-talk, and of much else) are consistently illuminating." - Donald Wesling, University of California, San Diego