The Story of English: Third Revised Edition Robert McCrum

The Story of English: Third Revised Edition

Author: Robert McCrum
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Book Title
The Story of English: Third Revised Edition
Author
Robert McCrum
ISBN
9780142002315
Now revised, 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil, William CranPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 12/31/2002ISBN: 9780142002315Pages: 496Weight: 0.80lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.36w x 1.08d
Now revised, 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil, William Cran
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 12/31/2002
ISBN: 9780142002315
Pages: 496
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.36w x 1.08d
Now revised, 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Robert McCrum, Robert MacNeil, William Cran
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 12/31/2002
ISBN: 9780142002315
Pages: 496
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.36w x 1.08d