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The story of English : how an obscure dialect became the world's most-spoken language, Joseph Piercy

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The story of English : how an obscure dialect became the world's most-spoken language
Title
The story of English
Title remainder
how an obscure dialect became the world's most-spoken language
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Joseph Piercy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Illustrating the compelling history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are now Denmark, the Low Countries, and northern Germany became the most widely spoken language in the world, this book also explores how that language evolved during the last two millennia. Chronologically ordered and divided into six sections covering pre-Roman and Latin influences, the ascent of Old English, and the succession of Middle English, Early Modern, and then Late Modern English to today's global language, this fascinating book also explores such factors as the history of the printing press, the works of Chaucer, the evolution ofThe American Dictionary of the English Language<U+0014>commonly known as Webster's<U+0014>and the magisterial Oxford English Dictionary, to the use of slang in today's speech and the coming of electronic messaging: language for a postmodern world.This is the perfect gift for any lover not just of English, but of the history and development of language
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Piercy, Joseph
Dewey number
420.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
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The story of English : how an obscure dialect became the world's most-spoken language, Joseph Piercy
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Publication
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Originally published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-186) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951154288
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781782435143
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
420.9 P611 ; XX-N ; [A16BP021, #25, 5@12.95, wjm/mjj]
System control number
(OCoLC)951154288
Label
The story of English : how an obscure dialect became the world's most-spoken language, Joseph Piercy
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-186) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951154288
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9781782435143
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
420.9 P611 ; XX-N ; [A16BP021, #25, 5@12.95, wjm/mjj]
System control number
(OCoLC)951154288

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