The Story of English Topics for Discussion

Robert McCrum
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What are the superlative properties of English or what does this language have "the most of" in comparison to other world languages? Give three examples.

Explain the "three invasions and a cultural revolution" theory of the evolution of English that the authors advance in Chapter 2.

Why did English flourish and expand during the Elizabethan Age? Give two examples and explain in detail.

What is distinctive about the Guid Scots tongue? From where did it originate?

What is distinctive about Irish English? How did it develop?

Give three important differences between American and Standard English. List three developments in the United States that led to general developments.

Why is English the world's dominant language today? What did the British contribute? What did the Americans contribute?

Write two brief paragraphs, one using American slang, vocabulary, and grammar and the other using Cockney.

What do the authors...

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