9781250024206

The Story of English in 100 Words

  • ISBN 13:

    9781250024206

  • ISBN 10:

    125002420X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/26/2013
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

In this entertaining history of the world's most ubiquitous language, an expert on the English language draws on 100 words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape the vernacular since the first definitively English word (roe) was written down on the femur of a roe deer in the fifth century.

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