Stories of English. David Crystal


Stories of English


ISBN: 9781585677191 | 608 pages | 16 Mb
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  • Stories of English
  • David Crystal
  • Page: 608
  • Format: pdf, ePub, fb2, mobi
  • ISBN: 9781585677191
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
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"The Stories of English is a history of the language by David Crystal. Crystal turns the history of English on its head and provides an original view of where the richness, creativity, and diversity of the language truly lies - in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the world. Whatever their regional, social, or ethnic background, each group has a story worth telling, whether it is in Scotland or Canada, South Africa or the United States - and Crystal relates the fascinating and sometimes arcane details." Interwoven throughout the central chronological story are accounts of uses of dialect around the world, as well as in classics from The Canterbury Tales to The Lord of the Rings. For the ...

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