Items related to The Stories of English

Crystal, David The Stories of English

ISBN 13: 9780141015934

The Stories of English

4.05 avg rating
( 1,292 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141015934: The Stories of English
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'?

This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"This new history of the English language in all its manifestations is among the best ever written, and is both entertaining and informative."

About the Author:

David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is the editor of the Penguin Encyclopedia and the New Penguin Factfinder.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781585677191: The Stories of English

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1585677191 ISBN 13: 9781585677191
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc, 2005
Softcover

9781585676019: The Stories of English

Harry ..., 2004
Hardcover

9780713997521: The Stories Of English

Allen ..., 2004
Hardcover

9780739466278: The Stories of English

Allen ..., 2004
Softcover

9780141015927: The Stories of English

Pengui..., 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'?This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2005-05-05, London (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin 2005-05-05 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback Quantity: 6
Seller:
International Bookstore
(Wallingford, OXON, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6959-GRD-9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 0.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, London (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback First Edition Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'? This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today. This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin 2005-05-05 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback Quantity: > 20
Seller:
International Bookstore
(Wallingford, OXON, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6959-PEN-9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 0.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Crystal, David
Published by Penguin UK (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780141015934_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback / softback Quantity: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today. Seller Inventory # B9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

David Crystal
Published by Penguin (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback Quantity: 6
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # 9780141015934-GDR

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Crystal, David (Author)
Published by Penguin (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Paperback Quantity: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 592 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Crystal, David
Published by Penguin (2005)
ISBN 10: 0141015934 ISBN 13: 9780141015934
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:

Book Description Condition: New. 2005. Paperback. This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today. Num Pages: 592 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 27. Weight in Grams: 408. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780141015934

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.98
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book