The treasure of our tongue: the story of English from its obscure beginnings to its present eminence as the most widely spoken language

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Knopf, 1964 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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User Review  - WhitmelB - LibraryThing

Fifty plus years old but still informative and and a delight to read. English has indeed taken over huge portions of the world and Dr. Barnett succinctly explains why as well as exploring its antecedents and origins. A good reference book too for a writer. Read full review

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User Review  - KLMTX - LibraryThing

a favorite. Introduced me to the joys of the English language. Read full review

Contents

A HORNETS NEST
23
THE NATURE AND ORIGIN
39
THE GREAT RIVER
79
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