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Author Crystal, David, 1941- author.

Title Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain / David Crystal ; Hilary Crystal.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
©2013

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    914.104 CRY    Available
Description vii, 424 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes indexes.
Contents Pegwell Bay : arrival -- Caistor St Edmund : the earliest known English word -- Undley Common : the first recorded English sentence -- Jarrow : Bede and the origins of English -- Lindisfarne : glossaries and translations -- Ruthwell : the finest runic inscription -- Stourton and Edington : King Alfred and the birth of English -- Maldon : the ultimate warrior wordsmith -- Winchester : the first standard English -- Cerne Abbas : Ælfric and the first English conversation -- Ely : Wulfstan and Old English style -- Peterborough : the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle -- Battle and Normans Bay : the French connection -- Bourne : Orrm and English spelling -- Areley Kings : Layamon's English Chronicle -- Chester and Berkeley : Higden, Trevisa, and the rise of English -- Rhuddlan : the English language in Wales -- Manorbier : little England beyond Wales -- Dunfermline : the birth of Scots English -- Talbot Yard, London SE1 : Chaucer and Middle English -- Canterbury : from ancient to modern -- Cursitor Street, London EC4 : Chancery and standard English -- Tothill Street, London SW1 : Caxton and printing English -- St Albans : Juliana Berners and collective nouns -- Paston : a family of letters -- Lutterworth : John Wycliffe and Bible translation -- North Nibley : William Tyndale and the English Bible -- Chichester : William Bullokar and the first English grammar -- Suffolk Lane and St Paul's, London EC4 : Richard Mulcaster and the status of English -- Stratford-upon-Avon : Shakespeare and English idiom -- Park Street, London SE1 : Shakespeare and linguistic innovation -- Oakham : Robert Cawdrey and the first dictionary -- Willoughby : John Smith and new Englishes -- East India Dock, London E14 : the East India Company and global English -- Hampton Court Palace : King James and his Bible -- Black Notley : John Ray and English proverbs -- Aldwincle : John Dryden and an English Academy -- Old Broad Street, London EC2 : the Royal Society and scientific English -- Rochdale : Tim Bobbin and local dialect -- Lichfield : Johnson and the dictionary -- Old St Pancras Church, London NW1 : John Walker and pronunciation -- York : Lindley Murray and English grammar -- Alloway : Robert Burns and Scots -- Peebles and Edinburgh : the Chambers brothers and encyclopedic English -- Grasmere : William Wordsworth and poetic language -- West Malvern : Roget and the thesaurus -- Bath : Isaac Pitman and English shorthand -- Oxford : James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary -- Winterborne Came : William Barnes and speech-craft -- Higher Bockhampton : Thomas Hardy and Wessex dialect -- Saltaire : Joseph Wright and English dialects -- Hinton St George : Henry Fowler and English usage -- Ayot St Lawrence : George Bernard Shaw and spelling reform -- Laugharne : Dylan Thomas and Welsh English -- Tilbury : the Empire Windrush and new dialects -- University College, London WC1 : Daniel Jones and English phonetics -- University College, London WC1 : the Survey of English Usage -- Regional grouping.
Subject Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Great Britain -- History.
English language -- History.
Added Author Crystal, Hilary, photographer.
Added Title Wordsmiths and warriors
ISBN 9780198729136 (pbk.)
0198729138 (pbk.)

 
    
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