Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue
The Untold History of EnglishBook - 2008
Linguist John McWhorter dives into the unique syntax of English and explains why no other language is like it. He looks at how English grammar and sentence construction have changed more over the centuries than related Germanic languages, and traces these ties to the survival of Celtic grammatical forms after the Germanic tribes first invaded Britain. He outlines the differences between written and spoken English, and explains how this has misled our understanding of English's evolution.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: 420.9 MCW
Characteristics: xxiii, 230 pages ;,19 cm