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The Stories of English By David Crystal

The Stories of English
by David Crystal

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.

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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.

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GOR001428543
The Stories of English
David Crystal
Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-05-05
592
0141015934
9780141015934
Short-listed for British Academy Book Prize 2005
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