Celebrating a language that is spoken by 1.6 billion people, this entertaining analysis explores the international growth of English and gives an in-depth examination of its history. Explaining the differences and similarities between the eight English-languages--African, American, Australian/New Zealand, British, Canadian, Caribbean, East Asian, and South Asian--this survey reflects on both dialect and usage. With humor and fascinating facts, the book illustrates the changes implemented by English and evaluates the impact of other languages on English, asserting that it is truly the first global tongue.
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(215mm x 139mm x 11mm)
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Author Biography - Howard Richler
Howard Richler is a life-time logophile who has served as a language columnist for several newspapers and magazines. He is presently working on three new books about language: an analysis of English language wit; a col-lection of word puzzles; and a book for children exploring the magic of word origins. He makes his home in Montreal.