The Stories of English

Автор David Crystal
Издательство Penguin Books Ltd.
Год издания 2005
Переплет мягкая обложка
Страниц 592
Формат 130x195
ISBN 978-0-14-101593-4

От издателя

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.