The Stories of English (Hardcover)

By David Crystal

Overlook Books, 9781585676019, 608pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2004



Crystal turns the history of the language on its head and provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity, and diversity of the language truly lies: in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the globe.

About the Author

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia. "