The story of English
Viking, Aug 26, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 384 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nandadevi - LibraryThing
Read the book, see the television series. No actually, skip the book and just see the thing on television. It's not bad..but for a story about the English language it could have been written more engagingly.. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
Predominately a history of the English language, as the title promises, it also offers a fine selection of world history and provided me with some great tips on literature to pursue. I count myself ... Read full review