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The English Language

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Here, Robert Burchfield, editor of the four-volume Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, offers a brief survey on the development of English. He expertly stresses the flexibility of the English language, tracing its ever-changing face from the 5th century AD to the present day. Burchfield describes the resilience of the language--from the days of runes to the origins of printing, through social, religious, political and industrial change in the eighteenth century, through the rise of the British Empire and the development of world English, right up to the enormous changes in the English language that have taken place in the twentieth-century. Wonderfully informative and a delight to read, The English Language is an essential guide for anyone interested in the early days of our language and how it has transformed over the years into its modern form.

Condition-Used: Very Good (Slight scuffing on book box)

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Author(s):
Robert Burchfield
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The English Language

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Here, Robert Burchfield, editor of the four-volume Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, offers a brief survey on the development of English. He expertly stresses the flexibility of the English language, tracing its ever-changing face from the 5th century AD to the present day. Burchfield describes the resilience of the language--from the days of runes to the origins of printing, through social, religious, political and industrial change in the eighteenth century, through the rise of the British Empire and the development of world English, right up to the enormous changes in the English language that have taken place in the twentieth-century. Wonderfully informative and a delight to read, The English Language is an essential guide for anyone interested in the early days of our language and how it has transformed over the years into its modern form.

Condition-Used: Very Good (Slight scuffing on book box)

Author(s):
Robert Burchfield
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
230
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The English Language

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