The Story of English in 100 Words

The Story of English in 100 Words

In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ("roe," in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ("loaf") to cutting-edge words ("twittersphere"),… (more)

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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2012)

Duration: 100:20 hours

File size: 686 MB

Language: English


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