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The Stories of English


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ISBN 10: 0713997524 / ISBN 13: 9780713997521
Published by Allen Lane/Penguin, London, 2004
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A host of fascinating questions are answered in The Stories of English - a groundbreaking history of the language by David Crystal, the world renowned writer and commentator on English. Shortlisted for British Academy Book Prize 2005. 608 p. ; 24 cm. A bright, clean, fresh and totally unmarked copy, in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. "as New'. Scan available. Heavy book weighing 985g. Size: Thick Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 045095

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Title: The Stories of English

Publisher: Allen Lane/Penguin, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, Sixth Printing.

Book Type: Hardcover

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There have been many histories of the English language but, strangely, none has attempted to tell the true global story of English: for there are in fact many English languages and each has a story. David Crystal here presents the reader with not only the authoritative history of standard English, but also narrates the stories of the dialects of English, showing how they influenced the development of standard English. There are numerous panels describing word histories and looking in detail at specific idiosyncracies of the language along the way. The definitive account.

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David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books including: The English Language (Penguin), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English language. He was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995.

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