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Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Taking 100 words as examples of how English has evolved and how it has been and is being used, Crystal covers the whole history of the English language chronologically. For example, he'll take one ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Micki Myers - Goodreads

A great way to discover the richness of the language in this usefully themed book. I would totally use it to teach except that some words are off-limits to the kids (but that's what makes it so good ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Entertaining and erudite discussion of the history of 100 English words. Very good on American vs Britishisms and much related interesting history - early American history under "skunk", the peculiar ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Jane Chen - Goodreads

I got this as a sales offer from audible, and I am delighted. I got this after Michael Rosen's Alphabetical, as a supplement reading to help me understand English: this phonetic language seems to ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Yet another phenomenal book from David Crystal. His engaging style guides you on a journey through the English language, from its earlist roots to its modern forms. Along the way you learn tidbits and ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Maria - Goodreads

As someone with an interest in linguistics, I really liked listening to the audio version of this book. Because it is divided into 100 short chapters, it is easy to stop and start listening. Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Athan Tolis - Goodreads

I just LOVED reading this book. A few years ago I read Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson and I enjoyed it thoroughly. But I bet that this tiny little tome will have a longer-lasting effect on my ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Enjoyable non-technical ride through the history of English, by and through 100 words, each providing entry into a broader topic on the language. David Crystalalways provides a fun read. Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Rea - Goodreads

Very interesting look at our language and how it has evolved, focused around 100 words introduced in chronological order of their appearance in the English language. Maybe a trivial point, but one of ... Read full review

Review: The Story of English in 100 Words

User Review  - Dan Smith - Goodreads

A disappointing and lacklustre book. It promises to tell the history of English in 100 words, and obviously I wasn't going to take that literally, but it could have made an effort. The chapters are ... Read full review


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