The Story of English Setting & Symbolism

Robert McCrum
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The English Language

The subject of the book, the English language formed around fifteen hundred years ago when the Romans left Celtic Briton followed by the arrival of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes.

England

This is the country of origin of the English language.

Scotland

This is the country north of England with its own unique vocabulary and dialect that has considerably waned over the last several centuries.

Ireland

This is the island to the west of England whose language and accent formed from the combination of Gaelic and English to form Irish English.

The United States

This is the set of former British colonies where an enormous number of accents, vocabularies, and languages merged to form the several varieties of American English.

Canada

This is the set of former British colonies north of the United States. Canadian English is similar to American English and displays little regional...

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