Physical Description:xii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Publisher:Oxford :Oxford University Press,2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-170) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is English? -- Origins -- Authorities -- Standards -- Varieties -- Global Englishes -- Why do we care?
"Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses. Engaging with contemporary concerns about correctness, Horobin considers whether such changes are improvements--or evidence of slipping standards"--Amazon.com.