The story of English

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New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
3rd rev. ed.
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xxi, 468 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
420.9 McC
Now revised, The Story of English is the first book to tell the whole story of the English language. Originally paired with a major PBS miniseries, this book presents a stimulating and comprehensive record of spoken and written English--from its Anglo-Saxon origins some two thousand years ago to the present day, when English is the dominant language of commerce and culture with more than one billion English speakers around the world. From Cockney, Scouse, and Scots to Gulla, Singlish, Franglais, and the latest African American slang, this sweeping history of the English language is the essential introduction for anyone who wants to know more about our common tongue.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-438) and index.
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McCrum, R., Cran, W., & MacNeil, R. (2003). The story of English. 3rd rev. ed. New York: Penguin Books.

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McCrum, Robert, William. Cran and Robert MacNeil. 2003. The Story of English. New York: Penguin Books.

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McCrum, Robert, William. Cran and Robert MacNeil, The Story of English. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

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McCrum, Robert., William Cran, and Robert MacNeil. The Story of English. 3rd rev. ed. New York: Penguin Books, 2003. Print.

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