The Resource The story of English, Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil

The story of English, Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil

Label
The story of English
Title
The story of English
Statement of responsibility
Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrum, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.M58 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cran, William
  • MacNeil, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • English language
  • Engels
Label
The story of English, Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil
Link
https://archive.org/details/storyofenglish000mccr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Elisabeth Sifton books."
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 353-368
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speaking of English -- English-speaking world --Mother tongue -- Muse of fire -- Guid Scots tongue -- Irish question -- Black on white -- Pioneers! O pioneers! -- New Englishes -- Next year's words
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780670804672
Lccn
85041070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)13455507
  • (OCoLC)ocm13455507
Label
The story of English, Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil
Link
https://archive.org/details/storyofenglish000mccr
Publication
Note
  • "Elisabeth Sifton books."
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 353-368
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Speaking of English -- English-speaking world --Mother tongue -- Muse of fire -- Guid Scots tongue -- Irish question -- Black on white -- Pioneers! O pioneers! -- New Englishes -- Next year's words
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780670804672
Lccn
85041070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)13455507
  • (OCoLC)ocm13455507

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