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A short history of the English language

by J. M. D. Meiklejohn

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Published by W.J. Gage in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J.M.D. Meiklejohn
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 38284, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 38284
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfiche (44 fr.).
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24431376M
ISBN 100665382847

A short history of the origins and development of English. The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD. These tribes, the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, crossed the North Sea from what today is Denmark and northern Germany. Test your knowledge of the English Language with this short multiple-choice quiz. Who published the book Dissertations on the English Language (), which advocated an American standard of usage? The English Language: Its History, Definition, and : Richard Nordquist.

  The Short Oxford History of English Literature is the most comprehensive and scholarly history of English literature on the market. It offers an introductory guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day in eleven chapters covering all the major periods of English literature chronologically/5(72). Book Condition: New. x mm. Language: English. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

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Three Germanic tribes, the  Jutes,  Saxons  and  Angles  were seeking new lands to conquer, and crossed over from the North Sea. English is a mongrel language.

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