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The Resource Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer

Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer

Label
Inventing English : a portable history of the language
Title
Inventing English
Title remainder
a portable history of the language
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments within the larger history of English, America, and literature. This edition features a new chapter on the influence of biblical translation and an epilogue on the relationship of English speech to writing. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative, Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerer, Seth
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.L47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Linguistics
Target audience
adult
Label
Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905970023
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780231174473
Lccn
2015012065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
420.9 L562 ; XX-N ; [A15BP806, #43, 3@18.95, ES/ BDH]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 905970023
  • (OCoLC)905970023
Label
Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905970023
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780231174473
Lccn
2015012065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
420.9 L562 ; XX-N ; [A15BP806, #43, 3@18.95, ES/ BDH]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 905970023
  • (OCoLC)905970023

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