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The story of English

McCrum, Robert2011
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This is the tale of the origins and development of the English language. 2000 years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; today, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world.
Main title:
The story of English / Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil.
Edition:
3rd ed.
Imprint:
London : Faber, 2011.
Collation:
xxi, 468 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Notes:
This ed. originally published: 2002.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780571275083 (pbk)
Local class:
420.9
Language:
English
BRN:
2444108
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