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The story of English (3rd ed)

By: McCrum, Robert

0571275087 / 9780571275083
Paperback
420.9
05/05/2011
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England
20 cm xxi, 468 p. : maps
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. This ed. originally published: 2002.

The Story of English is the extraordinary tale of the origins and development of the English language. Two thousand years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; today, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world. More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon. Exploring its amazing success, The Story of English is an essential companion for student and general reader alike.

BIC:

2AB English, CBX Language: history & general works, CFF Historical & comparative linguistics

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