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Inventing English : A Portable History of the Language (Revised / Expanded) (Paperback) (Seth Lerer)

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Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments within the larger history of English, America, and literature. This edition features a new chapter on the influence of biblical translation and an epilogue on the relationship of English speech to writing. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative,Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.

Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments within the larger history of English, America, and literature. This edition features a new chapter on the influence of biblical translation and an epilogue on the relationship of English speech to writing. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative,Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.

Edition: Revised / Expanded
Number of Pages: 335
Genre: Literary Criticism, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Semiotics + Theory
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Seth Lerer
Language: English
Street Date: August 25, 2015
TCIN: 17304784
UPC: 9780231174473
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0787
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