- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (5 May 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141015934
- ISBN-13: 978-0141015934
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Stories of English Paperback – 5 May 2005
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"This new history of the English language in all its manifestations is among the best ever written, and is both entertaining and informative."
When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'? This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.See all Product description
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Being severely short-sighted, I agree with vikki650 that the text size on the Kindle makes this book easy on the eyes. (The smallest text size is too large on my Kindle apps, if anything!) I wish I could give it 4.5 stars. The issue with the panels is a niggle, but not worth docking a full star.
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