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  - Mark Colombo - Goodreads

The last chapter involves a lot of opinion by the author about the state of language education as of the early 1960's, but the rest of the book is very good. It spends a lot of time on the history of Britain and how that relates to the language, which I particularly enjoyed. Read full review

Contents

A HORNETS NEST
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THE NATURE AND ORIGIN
39
Chapter TV THE GREAT RIVER
79
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