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The Story of English: How an Obscure Dialect Became the World's Most-Spoken Language

The Story of English: How an Obscure Dialect Became the World's Most-Spoken Language


作者  /  Joseph Piercy

出版社 / MICHAEL O'MARA BOOKS LTD

出版日期 / 2016/09/08

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$440

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Follow the extraordinary journey of the most widely spoken language in the world, discover its many influences and learn about how it has evolved. From the Anglo-Saxons in the fifth century to the Normans in the eleventh, and on to present-day America, many diverse elements and languages have shaped modern-day English.

Divided chronologically, this fascinating guide follows the language from Latin - and earlier - influences, through Old and Middle English to Early Modern and, finally, today's Late Modern English.

The Story of English also explores, among much else, the history of the printing press, the works of Chaucer, the evolution of the dictionary, the use of slang in speech and the coming of electronic messaging. Wide-ranging and scrupulously researched, this is both a celebration of and a tribute to the most expressive, and yet adaptable, language in history.








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誠品26碼 /2681494572006
ISBN 13 /9781782435143
ISBN 10 /178243514X
EAN /9781782435143

頁數192
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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