Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language

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Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments within the larger history of English, America, and literature. This edition features a new chapter on the influence of biblical translation and an epilogue on the relationship of English speech to writing. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative, Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.

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Seth Lerer taught at Princeton University before moving to Stanford University, where he is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities. The author of many books and articles on medieval and Renaissance literature, he is known nationally for his audio and videotape series, The History of the English Language, for the Teaching Company.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 349
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-231-17447-3
Verlag Columbia Univers. Press
Maße (L/B/H) 228/151/25 mm
Gewicht 494
Auflage 2. Auflage
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