Free Shipping In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
The Stories of English By David Crystal

The Stories of English
by David Crystal

In Stock
$11.49
+10% GST
This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.
21 in stock

The Stories of English Summary


The Stories of English by David Crystal

When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'?

This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

The Stories of English Reviews


"This new history of the English language in all its manifestations is among the best ever written, and is both entertaining and informative."

About David Crystal


David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is the editor of the Penguin Encyclopedia and the New Penguin Factfinder.

Additional information

GOR001428543
The Stories of English by David Crystal
David Crystal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-05-05
592
0141015934
9780141015934
Short-listed for British Academy Book Prize 2005
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.