Individual Author Record
Name: Allan A. MetcalfPen Name: Allan Metcalf Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1940 in Clayton, Missouri Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMetcalf grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park.
Biographical and Professional InformationAllan Metcalf is Professor of English at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He earned a B.A. from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Metcalf is the former executive secretary of the American Dialect Society, a national scholarly association for the study of American English, past and present and a forensic linguist.
*"America in So Many Words, Words That Have Shaped America", Houghton Mifflin, 1997 - written with David K. Barnhart *"An Index by Region, Usage and Etymology to the Dictionary of American Regional English, Volumes I and II", University of Alabama Press, 1993 - written with Luanne Von Schneidemesser *"Essentials of Writing to the Point", Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995 *"How We Talk, American Regional English Today", Houghton Mifflin, 2000 *"Language in Education: Theory and Practice Chicano English", Center for Applied Linguistics, 1979 *"OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word", Oxford University Press, 2010 *"Poetic Diction in the Old English Meters of Boethius", Mouton, 1973 *"Predicting New Words, The Secrets of Their Success", Houghton Mifflin, 2002 *"Presidential Voices", Houghton Mifflin, 2004 *"Research to the Point", Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995 *"The World in So Many Words", Houghton Mifflin, 1999 *"Writing to the Point, Six Basic Steps", Harcourt Brace Jovanovick, 1987 *"The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word", Oxford University Press, 2019 *"From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generations", Oxford University Press, 2015