9781592404940

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue The Untold History of English

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  • ISBN13:

    9781592404940

  • ISBN10:

    1592404944

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-27
  • Publisher: Gotham
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Summary

A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, this work focuses on its strange and wonderful grammar. Delving into provocative topics and more, "Our Magnificent Bastard Language" distills hundreds of years of fascinating lore into one lively history.

Author Biography

John McWhorter is the author of The Power of Babel and numerous other acclaimed books. A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to The New Republic, he has taught linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley and has been widely profiled in the media.

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