The secret life of words is a history of english and by extension of those that speak the language it chronicles the introduction of words from continental europe asia the americas and oceania no place in the world has been unaffected by the reach of english but neither has english been untouched by them. The secret life of words is a wide ranging account not only of the history of english but also of how words witness history reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past henry hitchings delves into our promiscuous language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages many originating from the most unlikely of places such as shampoo from hindi and kiosk from turkish. The secret life of words how english became english kindle edition by hitchings henry download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading the secret life of words how english became english. The secret life of words how english became english first edition kindle edition by henry hitchings author 50 out of 5 stars 1 rating see all 14 formats and editions hide other formats and editions amazon price new from used from kindle edition please retry
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