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biography of the English language

by Celia M. Millward

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Published by Harcourt Brace College Publishers in Fort Worth, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-427) and index.

    StatementC.M. Millward.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1075 .M64 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 441 p. :
    Number of Pages441
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL563619M
    ISBN 100155016458
    LC Control Number96148066

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