The Oxford History Of English presents the history of English from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first-century position as the world’s first language.
It shows how English evolved in the British Isles and how it spread to the United States and through the old British empire to every corner of the world.
It examines the different versions and roles of the language in every part of the globe and shows how English rose to international pre-eminence.
The Oxford History Of English Book
The Oxford History of English recounts the development of English from its obscure Indo-European origins to its status as the primary language of the planet.
The history of English in all of its written and spoken forms is described by fifteen specialists in stories that are vividly illustrated with examples from a vast array of historical material, including letters, diaries, and private documents.
They demonstrate the language’s rich and pliable diversity across the ages and track the development of all standard, regional, and global variants.
They describe and explain its continually evolving sounds, words, meanings, and syntax with perfect and approachable scholarship.
Everyone who is interested in the history and present of the English language should read this book.