How English Became English

In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses.

How English Became English

The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes are improvements, or evidence of slipping standards. What is the future for the English Language? Will Standard English continue to hold sway, or are we witnessing its replacement by newly emerging Englishes?

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How English Became English
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Simon Horobin
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to
How English Became the Global Language
Language: en
Pages: 205
Authors: D. Northrup
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-20 - Publisher: Springer

In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. This brief, accessible volume breaks new ground in its organization, emphasis on causation, and conclusions.
The English Language
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Simon Horobin
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

First published in hardback as How English became English, 2016.
The Secret Life of Words
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Henry Hitchings
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-26 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English By Henry Hitchings
Globish: How English Became the World's Language
Language: en
Pages: 331
Authors: Robert McCrum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-09 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Discusses how Anglo-American has become the language of the world, and describes the changes that English has brought to far-away cultures in distant places.