The Story of English

Robert McCrum
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From the author of Globish, a new edition of the acclaimed history of the English language.

The Story of English is the extraordinary tale of the origins and development of the English language. Two thousand years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; today, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world. More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon. Exploring its amazing success, The Story of English is an essential companion for student and general reader alike.

Author bio:

Robert McCrum is the associate editor of The Observer and lives in London with his wife, Sarah Lyall. His books include the bestselling The Story of English, My Year Off, Wodehouse: A Life, and Globish.

Category: Writing & Language
ISBN: 9780571275083
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: June 2011
Page Extent: 496
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Language: reference & general