Spellbound: The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling

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Product Details

Price
$13.00
Publisher
Delta
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.78 X 7.5 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385340847
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About the Author

James Essinger is an Oxford graduate who has published more than thirty books. He is particularly interested in the history of ideas that have had a practical impact on the modern world. His previous writings and his time spent teaching English abroad leave him exceptionally well qualified in the linguistic field.

Reviews

"His enthusiasm is contagious.... Mr. Essinger explains convincingly why our verb inflections are as simple as they are and why our nouns have no grammatical gender."--Wall Street Journal