The Stories of English

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When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'? This superbly ... Continua
Ha scritto il 30/03/15
"... strange wlaffyng, chyteryng, harryng, and garryng grisbittyng ..."
Ha scritto il 05/10/09
As a reader I have appreciated the evidently enormous amount of knowledge and research on which this book is based but even more the passion with which these studies have been carried out during a life-long career and the enthusiasm with which the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/07/08
One of the most entertaining books I ever read
A great set of stories about English-es, the many and still very similar languages by this name. Also, a great argument by a student of grammar and languages in favour of tolerance and openness to the evolution of language. To put it simply: ...Continua
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