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Title: HOW ENGLISH BECAME ENGLISH
A SHORT HISTORY OF A GLOBAL LANGUAGE
By: Simon Horobin
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 0198754272
ISBN 13: 9780198754275
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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pub. date: 28 January, 2016
Pages: 192
Description: The English language is a subject of fascination for many people and is frequently the subject of lively debate in the media. In this book, Simon Horobin considers the rich history of the English language, before moving to discuss its role, status, and future.
Synopsis: The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In Do You Speak English? Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes are improvements, or evidence of slipping standards. What is the future for the English Language? Will Standard English continue to hold sway, or are we witnessing its replacement by newly emerging Englishes?
Illustrations: 14 black and white halftones
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oxford University Press
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