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McCrum, Robert

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The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

138 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Globish : how the English language became the world's language by Robert McCrum( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert McCrum, coauthor of the best-selling book and television series The Story of English, shows how the language of the Anglo-American imperium has become the world's lingua franca--From vendor description
Wodehouse : a life by Robert McCrum( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of English comic novelist P.G. Wodehouse, discussing his family and childhood, his move to the United States, his internment by the Germans during World War II and his controversial broadcasts from Berlin, his marriage, and his achievements as an author
The Story of English( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Suspicion by Robert McCrum( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of adultery and murder in England. It begins when a man who defected to East Germany in his youth returns to England with his German wife and moves in with his brother. The brother falls for the wife and an affair gets underway. Trouble begins when an East German arrives, the man the wife really loves
The fabulous Englishman by Robert McCrum( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the secret state by Robert McCrum( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-roman
Jubilee by Robert McCrum( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plot to topple a liberal British government, narrated by Sam Gilchrist, a former U.S. presidential speech writer turned investigative journalist in England. The novel looks at the machinations of power, including disinformation and character assassination. By the author of Mainland
Mainland by Robert McCrum( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of English( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the English language has become the international medium of communication
A loss of heart by Robert McCrum( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vroegtijdig uitgebluste intellectueel van goeden huize verdiept zich na de onverwachte dood van zijn broer in een minder fraai stuk familiegeschiedenis waardoor hij ook zichzelf beter leert kennen
Globish : [how the English language became the world's language] by Robert McCrum( Recording )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative and compelling new work, the coauthor of the bestselling book and television series The Story of English shows how English became the language of the world
The Story of English( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the evolution of American English from the revolutionary war through the roaring twenties. Explains that as the American frontier expanded westward, frontiersmen and women, riverboaters, gold miners, and others enlarged and enriched the traditional vocabulary, as did the great emigrations of the nineteenth century
The Guid Scots Tongue( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the influence of Scottish and Irish Gaelic on the English language. Discusses the English spoken in the Appalachian region of the U.S
The Story of English( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the influence of Irish Gaelic on the English language in Ireland and describes how these linguistic differences produce the cultural and political differences with England
The Story of English( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode provides an overview of the spread and influence of English throughout the British Empire
The brontosaurus birthday cake by Robert McCrum( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bobby's brontosaurus birthday cake turns into a real creature and begins to grow, both problems and joys begin
The Mother tongue( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of the English language from the Anglo-Saxon invasion and its impact on the language to the Norman French influence on Chaucer
An English speaking world( Visual )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the development of the English language, and how it became the language of choice for technology, diplomacy, business, and popular culture for many nations
My year off by Robert McCrum( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag door de vooraanstaande Britse uitgever van zijn herseninfarct en de gevolgen ervan, zijn worsteling met zijn aandoening en het revalidatieproces
 
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Globish : how the English language became the world's language
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Globish : how the English language became the world's languageWodehouse : a lifeThe Story of EnglishSuspicionThe fabulous EnglishmanIn the secret stateJubileeThe Story of English