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The Story of English

Robert McCrum

The Story of English, by Robert McCrum – the author of Globish – comes an acclaimed history of the English Language.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571275083
Date Published
05.05.2011
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Summary

The Story of English is the extraordinary tale of the origins and development of the English language. Two thousand 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. More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon. Exploring its amazing success, The Story of English is an essential companion for student and general reader alike.