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The story of English in 100 words
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Published:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Physical Desc:
xxi, 260 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Elk Grove
422 C957 2012

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The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250003461, 1250003466

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Originally published: Profile Books, LTD : Great Britain.
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Includes index.
Description
The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Crystal, D. (2012). The story of English in 100 words. 1st U.S. ed. New York, St. Martin's Press.

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Crystal, David, 1941-. 2012. The Story of English in 100 Words. New York, St. Martin's Press.

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Crystal, David, 1941-, The Story of English in 100 Words. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2012.

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Crystal, David. The Story of English in 100 Words. 1st U.S. ed. New York, St. Martin's Press, 2012.

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