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Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language Hardcover – 23 Sep 2010

3.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1st Edition edition (23 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780199585854
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199585854
  • ASIN: 0199585857
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 2.3 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 487,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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rich in fascinating details which give us an unprecedented picture of the extent to which the King James Bible has influenced the English language ... Every language learner will be delighted by the amount of interesting information found in Begat (Sanka Gilgoric, Babel)

Crystal's volume is entertaining and informative. (BBC History Magazine)

Wonderful book. (The Guardian)

Entertaining. (Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph)

a book which has insights and delights on every page. (David Norton, Scottish Journal of Theology)

About the Author

David Crystal is the world's best known linguist. He is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. His books include Linguistics, Language and Religion (1965), The Stories of English (Penguin, 2004) The Fight for English (OUP 2006), and Just a Phrase I'm Going Through: my Life in Language (Routledge 2009). He has written extensively on religious language, including 'Linguistics and Liturgy' for Church Quarterly in 1969 and 'Language in Church' for The Tablet in 1985.


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