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This text examines the origins and development of the English language. 2000 years ago, English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe. Today, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world, of whom 350 million use it as their mother tongue. More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon. Based on the award-winning BBC TV series of the same name, this book tells the story of the English ...

The Story of English 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571275083


Mass-market paperback

Story of English 2002, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571210770


The Story of English 1992, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571143108

2nd Revised edition


The Story of English 1987, Penguin Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140094350

Trade paperback

The Story of English 1987, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571149087

New edition


The Story of English 1986, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670804672

American edition


Story of English 1986, BBC Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780563202479