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Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language

Author: David Crystal; British Library.
Publisher: London : British Library, 2010.
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English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal; British Library.
ISBN: 9780712350990 0712350993 9780712350983 0712350985
OCLC Number: 662405859
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Evolving English: one language, many voices" held at The British Library, Nov. 12, 2010-April 3, 2011.
Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: English comes of age --
Setting the standard --
Everyday English --
English at work --
English at play --
Accents and dialects --
English around the world.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of the English language
Responsibility: David Crystal.

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