History of the English Language (Hardback)
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History of the English Language (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 01/07/2013
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A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive. Any selection of places is inevitably personal. Nevertheless, a number of criteria have directed the selection process in this book. Some places represent historic firsts, some are tied to significant people and some have seen events that have shaped the future of English. Each one takes the reader on an unmissable journey into the rich past of the English tongue. What began as the language of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes on a small island has become a global property owned and shaped by almost 2 billion English speakers across the world. English has borrowed words from more than 350 languages, and many more languages have borrowed words from English. In an age of cheap air travel and internet communication we have become a global village. If you've ever been curious about the global language that binds us all together, A History of the English Language in 100 Places is for you.

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780709095705
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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'The title may insist on 100 places but richly, carefully, the book gives the impression of many more.' - Michael Thomas, Times Literary Supplement

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