"The Story of English" is the extraordinary tale of the origins and development of the English language.
Two thousand years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; today, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world.
More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon.
Exploring its amazing success, "The Story of English" is an essential companion for student and general reader alike.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 05/05/2011
- Category: Language: history & general works
- ISBN: 9780571275083