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    DescriptionOn 4 CD's. In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ('roe', in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ('loaf') to cutting edge ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising.


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    Title
    The Story of English in 100 Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Crystal
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445865195
    ISBN 10: 144586519X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: CFF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    B&T General Subject: 480
    LC classification: P
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009010
    Abridged Dewey: 417
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55640
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, CFF
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    10 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Bath