The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language [Audiobook] download free by Melvyn Bragg

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language Audiobook download free by Melvyn Bragg
  • Listen audiobook: The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
  • Author: Melvyn Bragg
  • Release date: 2011/3/10
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781611450071
  • Rating: 9.49 of 10
  • Votes: 200
  • Review by: Adrien Mcclain
  • Review rating: 9.01 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/11
  • Duration: 4H15M55S in 256 kbps (67.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-26
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, WMA, MP3, MPEG4, Vorbis, Apple Lossless, WAV (compression ZIP, TAR.BZ2, CBC, RAR, CPIO)
  • Total pages original book: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 21M27S (5.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war-against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own. Along the way, its colorful story takes in a host of remarkable people, places, and events: the Norman invasion of England in 1066; the arrival of The Canterbury Tales and a 'coarse' playwright named William Shakespeare, who added 2,000 words to the language; the songs of slaves; the words of Davy Crockett; and the Lewis and Clark expedition, which led to hundreds of new words as the explorers discovered unknown flora and fauna. The Adventure of English is an enthralling story not only of power, religion, and trade, but also of a people and how they changed the world.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Semantics, Literacy, Literary Studies: General, Communication Studies, Adult Literacy Guides & Handbooks, Linguistics, Research Methods: General
  • Download servers: Google Drive, pCloud, Torrent, FileServe, Hotfile,, FreakShare. Compressed in ZIP, TAR.BZ2, CBC, RAR, CPIO
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.73 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x229x152mm
  • Weight: 439g
  • Printed by: Arcade Publishing
  • Published in: New York, United States

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