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The Story of English by Robert McCrum, Robert Macneil and William Cran

The Story of English

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The Story of English by Robert McCrum, Robert Macneil and William Cran
Paperback $22.00
Dec 31, 2002 | ISBN 9780142002315

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Praise

“Highly enjoyable…A first-rate introduction to one of the most fascinating of subjects.” —The New York Times

“Rarely has the English language been scanned so brightly and broadly in a single volume.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

Table Of Contents

The Story of EnglishList of Maps
New Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction: Speaking of English
1. An English-Speaking World
2. The Mother Tongue
3. A Muse of Fire
4. The Guid Scots Tongue
5. The Loaded Weapon
6. Black on White
7. Pioneers! O Pioneers!
8. The Echoes of an English Voice
9. The New Englishes
10. Next Year’s Words
Notes and Sources
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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