Inventing English: A Portable History Of The Language, Revised And Expanded Edition

August 25, 2015|
Inventing English: A Portable History Of The Language, Revised And Expanded Edition by Seth Lerer
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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.

Seth Lerer is Distinguished Professor of Literature and the former Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego. He is known nationally for his audio and videotape series, The History of the English Language, for the Teaching Company.
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Title:Inventing English: A Portable History Of The Language, Revised And Expanded Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 in
Published:August 25, 2015
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780231174473

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