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A co-worker recommended this book to me, and I enjoyed reading it.
And not only is Mr. McWhorter's book THE MOST INFORMATIVE BOOK ON THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGAUGE but it's also a fun read, amusing and humorous.
Linguist John McWhorter in his latest work advances a very well argued contrarian view of the development of the English language.
Another history of the English Language that is also interested in style and grammar.
Light, breezy, written for non-specialists and filled with interesting advice and... Read more
This is a fantastic book. McWhorter makes a subject that could be dry into something quite interesting and engaging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A fascinating new look at the history of the English language. A much more realistic, feasible history at that. The amusing writing is an added bonus.Published 2 months ago by K. LaPan
This book was a fun to read. Very interesting perspective on the development of the English language.Published 2 months ago by D. Rogers
Captivating. Especially good as an audible selection, which enriches the work by letting the author speak. Linguists don't get any better than this!Published 3 months ago by David A. Christopher
At times John McWhorter can be a little wordy or seems to ramble on and on repeating himself many times, but overall it is a good read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erica