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The story of the English language, Paperback – 1972

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007HBJVK
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,908,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Snow on December 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
"The Story of the English Language" Not only, tells the story of the language, but also examines the history of the people who developed it's use.
The book will not only satisfy anglophiles, but anyone intrested in linguistics in general.
Very readable... you will want to learn other languages!
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Format: Hardcover
An old history of English (first published in 1955, revised 1967) which gets us up to the 20th century in the first third of the book, with most of the journey focussed on how and when particular words came into the language. The middle section is mostly about English usage in various locales, and the last bit about the future -- i.e., precriptive vs. evolutionary. It was interesting and valuable in its day.
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