The Adventure Of English

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Title: The Adventure Of English
Author: Melvyn Bragg
ISBN10: 0340829915
ISBN13: 978-0340829912
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; 1st UK Edition 1st Printing edition (October 13, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
Size PDF: 1389 kb
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Pages: 368 pages
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The Adventure Of English by Melvyn Bragg


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English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.