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The Story of English

McCrum/Cran/MacNeil

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ISBN 10: 0670804673 / ISBN 13: 9780670804672
Published by Elisabeth Sifton Books 1986, 1986
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Hardcover First American Edition The Story of English is the extraordinary tale of a language that from nowhere to conquer the world. Why do the people of different parts of the world speak with different accents. The first book that tells the whole history of English. Illustrated in color and B/W photographs and color maps. Index, notes and sources. Pictorial DJ has a couple of small tears. Book is VVG. (384 Pgs.). Bookseller Inventory # AA/HC/7994

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Title: The Story of English

Publisher: Elisabeth Sifton Books 1986

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tells the anecdotal history of the English language from its obscure Anglo-Saxon origins to its present status as the world's most prominent, expressive, and fast-growing international language

About the Author:

Robert McCrum is Books Editor of the Observer. He lives in London.

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