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The Resource The adventure of English : the biography of a language, Melvyn Bragg

The adventure of English : the biography of a language, Melvyn Bragg

Label
The adventure of English : the biography of a language
Title
The adventure of English
Title remainder
the biography of a language
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Bragg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A history of the English language traces its evolution from a Germanic dialect around 500 A.D. to its modern form, noting the influence of such groups and individuals as early Anglo-Saxon tribes, Alfred the Great, and William Shakespeare
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
228498
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bragg, Melvyn
Dewey number
420.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
English language
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the biography of a language
Label
The adventure of English : the biography of a language, Melvyn Bragg
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip048/2003019583.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: U.K. : Hodder & Stoughton, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-312) and index
Contents
The common tongue -- The great escape -- Conquest -- Holding on -- The speech of kings -- Chaucer -- God's english -- English and the language of the state -- William Tyndale's bible -- A renaissance of words -- Preparing the ground -- Shakespeare's english -- "My America" -- Wild west words -- Sold down the river -- Mastering the language -- The proper way to talk -- Steam, streets and slang -- Indian takeover -- The West Indies -- Advance Australia -- Warts and all -- All over the world -- And now ...?
Control code
ocm53013029
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 322 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781559707107
Lccn
2003019583
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(Sirsi) ADO-4286
Label
The adventure of English : the biography of a language, Melvyn Bragg
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip048/2003019583.html
Publication
Note
Originally published: U.K. : Hodder & Stoughton, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-312) and index
Contents
The common tongue -- The great escape -- Conquest -- Holding on -- The speech of kings -- Chaucer -- God's english -- English and the language of the state -- William Tyndale's bible -- A renaissance of words -- Preparing the ground -- Shakespeare's english -- "My America" -- Wild west words -- Sold down the river -- Mastering the language -- The proper way to talk -- Steam, streets and slang -- Indian takeover -- The West Indies -- Advance Australia -- Warts and all -- All over the world -- And now ...?
Control code
ocm53013029
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 322 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781559707107
Lccn
2003019583
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(Sirsi) ADO-4286

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