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How English Became English - by Simon Horobin (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 144

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Book theme: Historical & Comparative

Author: Simon Horobin

Language: English

TCIN: 77971494
UPC: 9780198754275
Item Number (DPCI): 247-70-4239


"A happy mixture of scholarship, clear writing, and humor." --Kirkus Reviews

"In this concise narrative of the history of the English language, Horobin analyzes historical context just enough to unfurl the object called 'English.'" --Library Journal, starred review

"... if you are serious about understanding the English language as it is, you should have this book in your hands and on your shelf." --The Baltimore Sun

"Any word lover or professional language manipulator will find something surprising and worthwhile in this book." --Copyediting.com

"In How English Became English, Simon Horobin examines both the history of this now global language as well as modern usage and controversies in a brief, layman's overview... [Horobin's] arguments are brilliantly presented... an interesting profile of the English language from many different angles." --Columbia Metropolitan

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