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The adventure of English : 500 AD to 2000

By: Bragg, Melvyn

Part of the Flipback series
1444730053 / 9781444730050
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United Kingdom
12 cm 648 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003.

English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages.

It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures.

English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world.

Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language.

The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.


2AB English, CFF Historical & comparative linguistics, HBT History: specific events & topics

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