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The Story of English (A Companion to the PBS Television Series) by  Robert  William; MacNEIL - Paperback - 1986 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 60057)

The Story of English (A Companion to the PBS Television Series)

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The Story of English (A Companion to the PBS Television Series)

by McCRUM, Robert; CRAN, William; MacNEIL, Robert

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ISBN 10
0670804673
ISBN 13
9780670804672
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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Elisabeth Sifton Books / Viking. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1986. Softcover. 0670804673 . In this work, the English language is traced from its origins to its modern state, with a look at dialects and famed authors and users. With numerous color and black & white illustrations, paintings and a few maps. A companion volume to a television series that ran on American public television. --- In an oversize softcover edition, with color images from the interior to front cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, unmarked and tightly bound but with slight curling to cover edges.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 384 pages .

Synopsis

Now revised, The Story of English is the first book to tell the whole story of the English language. Originally paired with a major PBS miniseries, this book presents a stimulating and comprehensive record of spoken and written English—from its Anglo-Saxon origins some two thousand years ago to the present day, when English is the dominant language of commerce and culture with more than one billion English speakers around the world. From Cockney, Scouse, and Scots to Gulla, Singlish, Franglais, and the latest African American slang, this sweeping history of the English language is the essential introduction for anyone who wants to know more about our common tongue.

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bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
60057
Title
The Story of English (A Companion to the PBS Television Series)
Author
McCRUM, Robert; CRAN, William; MacNEIL, Robert
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0670804673
ISBN 13
9780670804672
Publisher
Elisabeth Sifton Books / Viking
Place of Publication
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Date Published
1986
Keywords
0670804673, ENGLISH, LANGUAGE, HISTORY, ARTS, DISCIPLINES, LINGUISTICS
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