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This book is boring.
It is supposed to be a history of English from its days as a collection of tribal dialects on a small island to its modern form as a global super... Read more
Extremely informative as well as entertaining review not just of the language but of the cultural effects of the language throughout the world. Well worth the read ( or listen)Published 8 months ago by Gino
This is a light, fast and fairly entertaining read on a quite touchy subject, as the reviews should tell you. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lyndonbrecht
He has a great perspective on the English language and how it's emergence as a global language is in essence creating an English we well may not recognize in a generation or two.Published 15 months ago by SV
For those who are interested in the growth of English as the new Lingua Franca. The work is entertaining and informative for the general reader while remaining somewhat simplistic... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laurence Heimrath
I really enjoyed listening to the book on tape. I learned a lot about history and the development of the English language that I was unaware of. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul
As someone who travels extensively on business I've always been amazed at how much of the world can be navigated in English. The book explains why.Published 18 months ago by Chainlocker
I teach Human Geography and wanted to read something current and important of the current state of the English Language. Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by sheepman