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The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN 13: 9780198709251


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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 this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at the English we know today, and celebrates the way new speakers and new uses mean that it continues to adapt. 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 we are witnessing its replacement by newly emerging

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

ISBN 13: 9780198709251

Author: Simon Horobin

Author(s) Simon Horobin
ISBN 13 9780198709251
Pages 176
ISBN 10 0198709250
Publisher Oxford Uni Press
Publication Date 25-01-2018
Dimensions 175 × 113 × 10 mm
Dewey 420.9
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