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Published: 28 January 2016

192 Pages | 14 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780198754275

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Chapter 1

How English Became English

A short history of a global language

Simon Horobin

  • Provides a concise and accessible history of English from 'hail' to 'hashtag'
  • Engages with key debates concerning issues of correctness, standards, and dialects
  • Investigates the uses of English worldwide
  • Reflects on the future of the English language