The Resource The stories of English, David Crystal., (ebook)

The stories of English, David Crystal., (ebook)

Label
The stories of English
Title
The stories of English
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal.
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The English language is now accepted as the global lingua franca of the modern age, spoken or written in by over a quarter of the human race. But how did it evolve? How did a language spoken originally by a few thousand Anglo-Saxons become one used by more than 1,500 million? What developments can be seen as we move from Beowulf to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Dickens and the present day? A host of fascinating questions are answered in The Stories of English, a groundbreaking history of the language by David Crystal, the world-renowned writer and commentator on English. Many books have been written about English, but they have all focused on a single variety: the educated, printed language called "standard" English. David Crystal turns the history of English on its head and instead provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity and diversity of the language truly lies-in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the world. Whatever their regional, social or ethnic background, each group has a story worth telling, whether it is in Scotland or Somerset, South Africa or Singapore. Interweaved within this central chronological story are accounts of uses of dialect around the world as well as in literary classics from The Canterbury Tales to The Lord of the Rings. For the first time, regional speech and writing is placed center stage, giving a sense of the social realities behind the development of English. This significant shift in perspective enables the reader to understand for the first time the importance of everyday, previously marginalized, voices in our language and provides an argument too for the way English should be taught in the future
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1941-
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Crystal, David
Dewey number
427
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The stories of English, David Crystal., (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468306170
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12305062
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12305062
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MWT12305062
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The stories of English, David Crystal., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468306170
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12305062
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12305062
System control number
MWT12305062
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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