The English Language A Very Short Introduction by Simon Horobin pdf free download. Samuel Johnson’s straightforward identification of English as the language of England hardly begins to capture the diversity and complexity of the language’s use in the 21st century; English today is spoken by approximately 450 million people all over the world. But the language used by its many speakers varies, in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary, to such an extent that it seems necessary to ask whether these people can all be considered to be speaking English. Even more people speak English as a second language, with figures varying from 1 billion to 1.5 billion people, and with considerably greater levels of linguistic divergence.
The English Language A Very Short Introduction by Simon Horobin pdf free download
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