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Story of English

Story of English - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0142002315

Cover of Story of English 3RD 02 (ISBN 978-0142002315)
ISBN13: 978-0142002315
ISBN10: 0142002313
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 02
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

List price: $19.00

Story of English - 3RD 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0142002315

Robert McCrum, Rober MacNeil, William Cran and Robert MacNeil

ISBN13: 978-0142002315
ISBN10: 0142002313
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 02
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

McCrum, Robert :

Robert McCrum is the author of six novels and My Year Off: Rediscovering Life After a Stroke. Now literary editor of The Observer, he is working on an authorized biography of P. G. Wodehouse.



MacNeil, Robert : The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour

Robert MacNeil was the co-anchor of PBS's The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. His books include two volumes of memoirs and three novels including his latest, Breaking News.



Cran, William : The Story of English

William Cran is the executive producer for the television series The Story of English.

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