The Story of English, Paperback


"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.




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