Short, punchy, and highly illustrated, this brilliant historical survey of the development of language in the West is a classic reference. When did Europeans stop speaking Latin? How did the actions of society or religion influence vocabulary? What affect did the conquest of the Anglo-Saxon countries by William the Conquerer and his French-speaking knights have on language? Surveying the linguistic scene from Cicero to Gutenberg, this landmark study illuminates not only language, but the entire development of the West.
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Philippe Wolff was a Prix Ponchard-winning author and a Professor at Toulouse University.Language Notes:
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Lt, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110303762802