“The History of the English Language” by Brigit Viney

English is a mongrel language. A language from the fringes of Europe that came to be the international language by default.

History of the English Language

The History of the English Language

This is the story of English from its beginnings and its ancestors to its future. A fascinating story also told in the TV programmes presented by Melvyn Bragg. Some letters of Old English like thorn, wynn and eth didn’t make it to modern English. The book is a stage 4 (Intermediate) reader, intended for students learning English as a foreign language. A slim volume with illustrations, perfect for dipping into, on the metro or even on the toilet.

My rating 4 out of 5

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About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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