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The English Language (Canto Classics) by [Barber, Charles, Beal, Joan, Shaw, Philip]
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Length: 322 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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'A clear, readable introduction to language ... the layers of vocabulary are dealt with brilliantly ...' Good Book Guide

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This bestselling text by Charles Barber, with updating contributions from Joan C. Beal and Philip A. Shaw, recounts the history of the English language from its remote ancestry to the present day. Using dozens of familiar texts, including the English of King Alfred, Shakespeare and Chaucer, the English language is explored in terms of where it came from, where it is going and the global impact it has had, taking into account the many varieties of English that now exist. Stimulating and interesting, it is not only written for specialists on language and linguistics, but also for general readers who take an interest in the subject.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2646 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (29 March 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E3UR10A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,317,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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