- an account of the origins and history of English from Beowulf to text messaging.
It discusses not only the development standard language but also at regional dialects
and other 'nonstandard' varieties.
- this unusual, un-put-downable little volume collects more
than three hundred of the English language's most disgusting,
offensive, and obscene words - words that have fallen out of
common usage but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases
prove surprisingly useful.
- an examination of the developments in English's linguistic history.
The book investigates where various English words originated and the author
shows that words can tell us how our linguistic ancestors lived, where they
travelled and with whom they came in contact.
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