The Stories of English by David Crystal

The Stories of English

byDavid Crystal

Kobo ebook | May 5, 2005

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When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'?

This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

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Title:The Stories of EnglishFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 5, 2005Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141900709

ISBN - 13:9780141900704

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