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The Adventure of English (original 2003; edition 2004)
by Melvyn Bragg
The Adventure of English: 500AD to 2000: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg (2003)
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English is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. Melvyn Bragg explores the story of the English language - from its beginnings as a minor Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language.
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An edition of this book was published by Arcade Publishing.
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