The Resource The story of English in 100 words, David Crystal

The story of English in 100 words, David Crystal

Label
The story of English in 100 words
Title
The story of English in 100 words
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ("roe," in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ("loaf") to cutting-edge words ("twittersphere"), and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ("and," "what") to the more fanciful ("fopdoodle"), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure, and the downright surprising
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1941-
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Crystal, David
Dewey number
422
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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Crystal, David
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The story of English in 100 words, David Crystal
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11630769
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 56 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780792791553
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11630769
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11630769
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The story of English in 100 words, David Crystal
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11630769
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 56 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780792791553
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11630769
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11630769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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