The Story of English

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From ancient Celtic, which survived the Roman occupation but was silenced by the dialects of invading Germanic tribes, to Singlish, Spanglish and the new vocabulary created for life in the digital age, this wide-ranging introduction to the long history of English identifies the many influences on the language, focusing on key moments such as the Great Vowel Shift, the introduction of Caxton's printing press and the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The Story of English

The Story of English

How an Obscure Dialect Became the World's Most-Spoken Language

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9781782435143     Product Code: 224743

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From ancient Celtic, which survived the Roman occupation but was silenced by the dialects of invading Germanic tribes, to Singlish, Spanglish and the new vocabulary created for life in the digital age, this wide-ranging introduction to the long history of English identifies the many influences on the language, focusing on key moments such as the Great Vowel Shift, the introduction of Caxton's printing press and the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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