The Resource Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer ; cover design, Linda Secondari ; cover illustration, Martha Lewis, (electronic resource)

Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer ; cover design, Linda Secondari ; cover illustration, Martha Lewis, (electronic resource)

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Inventing English : a portable history of the language
Title
Inventing English
Title remainder
a portable history of the language
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer ; cover design, Linda Secondari ; cover illustration, Martha Lewis
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A history of English from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem, "written with real authority, enthusiasm and love for our unruly and exquisite language" (The Washington Post). Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Seth Lerer situates these developments within the larger history of English, America, and literature. This edition of his "remarkable linguistic investigation" (Booklist) 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, both "erudite and accessible" (The Globe and Mail), Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs. "Lerer is not just a scholar; he's also a fan of English-his passion is evident on every page of this examination of how our language came to sound-and look-as it does and how words came to have their current meanings...the book percolates with creative energy and will please anyone intrigued by how our richly variegated language came to be."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1955-
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Lerer, Seth
Dewey number
420.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Linguistics
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer ; cover design, Linda Secondari ; cover illustration, Martha Lewis, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231541244
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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13481571
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MWT13481571
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Inventing English : a portable history of the language, Seth Lerer ; cover design, Linda Secondari ; cover illustration, Martha Lewis, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231541244
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13481571
Publisher number
MWT13481571
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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