The Story of English in 100 Words download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Crystal

The Story of English in 100 Words download free [PDF and Ebook] by David Crystal year 2012
  • Book name: The Story of English in 100 Words
  • Author: David Crystal
  • Release date: 2012/5/22
  • Publisher: AUDIOGO LIMITED
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9781445865195
  • Rating: 8.1 of 10
  • Votes: 523
  • Review by: Esperanza Enriquez
  • Review rating: 8.37 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/6
  • Total pages: 199
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ('roe,' in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ('loaf') to cutting-edge words ('twittersphere'), and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and,' 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure, and the downright surprising.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 8H20M49S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Reference Works, Historical & Comparative Linguistics
  • Available formats: TCR, AZW3, BMP, WORD, PDF, EPUB, TXT, DOC. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, CAB, LHA
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  • Format: Cd-Audio
  • Approximate value: 28.72 USD
  • Dimensions: 137.16x139.7x25.4mm
  • Weight: 204.12g
  • Printed by: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
  • Published in: Bath, United Kingdom
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