English: One Tongue, Many Voices

English One Tongue Many Voices This readable textbook tells the fascinating story of the English language in three ways It begins by tracing the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over years ago and follows up

  • Title: English: One Tongue, Many Voices
  • Author: Jan Svartvik Geoffrey N. Leech
  • ISBN: 9781403918307
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • This readable textbook tells the fascinating story of the English language in three ways It begins by tracing the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago and follows up by showing the geographical spread of the language and its increasing diversity Finally, it looks at the present state of English as a global language and problems and unceThis readable textbook tells the fascinating story of the English language in three ways It begins by tracing the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago and follows up by showing the geographical spread of the language and its increasing diversity Finally, it looks at the present state of English as a global language and problems and uncertainties of its future Students interested in the history of the English language will be well served by this valuable introduction.

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    212 Comment

    • Sofie BrĂ¥nedal says:

      Very educative. Really interesting. Unnecessarily difficult wording sometimes, most of the time. A good read, not only for school but for personal reasons as well. Glad I read it.

    • Lina says:

      When it comes to curriculum, I'm not easy on the ratings. It's extremely difficult to write a good book curriculum-wise, but Svartvik & Leech has managed to do just that. The book gives a good, and easy understanding of how the English language have expanded since it's meek beginning. They raise questions regarding how the language will continue to expand, and most importantly: they make me want to read on. They make me enjoy reading the curriculum. Kudos for giving me a book I actually enjo [...]

    • Michael says:

      I had to read this book for school. The class was far more interesting than the book, I must say, but that is probably due to the professor and the wonderful dialogue we had (also, I got an A+). That being said, the book is not bad. It is clearly not written by an Anglophile or someone with a Eurocentric view of the world, so to see the narrative of English's beginnings and where it may be headed was legitimately interesting. If you are interested in language, I would recommend it.

    • Allison Wonderland says:

      This book is more than decent for what it is, but I can't say that the development of the English language presents a particularly alluring story for me. I read it for a Linguistics class, and while I'm certainly grateful that my professor decided to forgo the usual dry fare, I didn't find myself reaching for English - One Tongue, Many Voices out of anything but a resigned sense of duty.

    • Shannon says:

      I read this as a textbook but it was actually just so interesting! That's saying a lot about a textbook.

    • Bookshire Cat says:

      I have read only chapters 10 to 12 for my sociolinguistics class. Easy to read and understand.

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