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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.
I have read two other histories of the English language & I think this is the best.Published 3 days ago by Robert J. Broughton
A magnificent long essay that was both interesting and very persuasive. It wasn't just interesting substantively, but he's a good writer too. Read morePublished 20 days ago by David H. Eisenberg
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 2 months 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 3 months ago by K. LaPan
This book was a fun to read. Very interesting perspective on the development of the English language.Published 3 months ago by D. Rogers