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The Resource Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language, David Crystal

Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language, David Crystal

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Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language
Title
Evolving English
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one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Title variation
Illustrated history of the English language
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Language
eng
Summary
English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and 1800, to the most modern forms of the language in 'concrete' and 'text' poetry. In telling the story he draws on examples from English in its various guises and uses from our everyday English to English in the workplace and English used as a medium of playful and literary expression. The regional and international varieties of English are also considered. This book shows us where language is now, where it has been, and perhaps most important of all where it is heading, for the new varieties of the language appearing in world literature and on the Internet show that this is a story which is by no means over
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ERASA
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1941-
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Crystal, David
Dewey number
420
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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British Library
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  • British Library
  • English language
  • Language acquisition
  • English language
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Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language, David Crystal
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Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Evolving English: one language, many voices" held at The British Library, Nov. 12, 2010-April 3, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
662405859
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780712350990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)662405859
Label
Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language, David Crystal
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Evolving English: one language, many voices" held at The British Library, Nov. 12, 2010-April 3, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
662405859
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780712350990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)662405859

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