Book Reviews of The Story of English

The Story of English
The Story of English
Author: Robert McCrum, William Cran, Robert MacNeil
ISBN-13: 9780670804672
ISBN-10: 0670804673
Publication Date: 9/15/1986
Pages: 384
Edition: TV Tie in
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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An interesting overview of the history of the English language. This book is a companion to a PBS TV series. It was also fascinating to compare these authors' approach to the history of English compared to the view presented in David Crystal's books on the subject of the English language, which I studied in college.
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I read some of it - it was written in 1986, doesn't appear to have much updating beyond the introduction - egad - I remember 25 years ago whan Robert MacNeil took time off to write this. Some interesting parts about how the BBC worked (or didn't) to standardize the English of their broadcasts.