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The Story of English in 100 Words (edition 2011)

by David Crystal (Author)

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Title:The Story of English in 100 Words
Authors:David Crystal (Author)
Info:Profile Books Ltd, Paperback
Collections:Ägda, Your library, Hemhemma, Hyfsade omslag, Läst 2012, Ovägt
Tags:facklitteratur, språk, engelska, ord, språkhistoria, etymologi

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The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal



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David Crystal uses 100 words as a framework to illustrate how English has developed. I really enjoyed this and felt it addresssed some of the problems I had with his other book that I read 'Stories of English' that didn't really talk much about particular words. ( )
  jbennett | May 18, 2016 |
A fascinating book to dip in to. I wish it was more detailed. ( )
  martensgirl | Jun 18, 2015 |
Excellent. Very readable and entertaining. ( )
  GeoffSC | May 31, 2015 |
A fascinating and entertaining tour through the English language with a learned and witty guide. ( )
1 vote Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
A thoroughly enjoyable book with some fascinating word histories and a useful book to have read when chatting up philologists. ( )
  Lukerik | May 17, 2015 |
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A distinguished English-language expert demonstrates how the history of English vernacular is reflected in 100 words with sources in key influences and events, from "roe" and "loaf" to "fopdoodle" and "twittersphere."

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