."..a rich and thorough documentation of the history of English from its Indo-European beginnings to the present day including predictions for the future. Each page is replete with facts and 'English trivia.' There are plenty of informative chapters throughout." Greg Morris, Notes on Linguistics
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This new edition of the bestseller by Charles Barber tells the story of the English language from its remote ancestry to the present day. A brand new chapter on late modern English has been added and there is new material on English as a global language.