Story of English Third Revised Edition

ISBN-10: 0142002313

ISBN-13: 9780142002315

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

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Description: Now revised, The Story of Englishis 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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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

ROBERT MacNEIL and WILLIAM CRAN are the coauthors of The Story of English (with Robert McCrum). The coanchor of PBS's The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour until his retirement in 1995,

List of Maps
New Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction: Speaking of English
An English-Speaking World
The Mother Tongue
A Muse of Fire
The Guid Scots Tongue
The Loaded Weapon
Black on White
Pioneers! O Pioneers!
The Echoes of an English Voice
The New Englishes
Next Year's Words
Notes and Sources
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
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