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Published: 25 January 2018

176 Pages | 13 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198709251

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The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

Simon Horobin

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a concise and accessible history of English
  • 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
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide
  • Originall published in hardback as How English Became English