The Story of English

Author(s): Robert McCrum et al


This text examines the origins and development of the English language. 2000 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, of whom 350 million use it as their mother tongue. More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon. Based on the award-winning BBC TV series of the same name, this book tells the story of the English language, combining social history, literature and linguistics.

1992, Revised edition. A very good copy with light age tanning to the pages and a previous owners initials to the title page.


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General Fields

  • : 9780571164431
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : 0.368317
  • : May 1992
  • : 1.41 Centimeters X 13.3 Centimeters X 19.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 544
  • : good
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Robert McCrum et al