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Story of English 2ND Edition

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....The Story of English is the first book to tell the whole story of the English language. Originally paired with a major PBS miniseries, this book presents a stimulating and comprehensive record of spoken and written English-from its Anglo-Saxon origins some two thousand years ago to the present day, when English is the dominant language of commerce and culture with more than one billion English speakers around the world. From Cockney, Scouse, and Scots to Gulla, Singlish, Franglais, and the latest African American slang, this sweeping history of the English language is the essential introduction for anyone who wants to know more about our common tongue.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-370) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140154054
Subtitle:
Revised Edition
With:
MacNeil, Robert
Author:
MacNeil, Robert
Author:
McCrum, Robert
With:
Cran, William
Author:
Cran, William
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
English
Subject:
English language
Subject:
History
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
English language -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New and rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
v. 269
Publication Date:
19930301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.18x7.23x.88 in. 1.83 lbs.

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