A Portable History of the English Language

July 16, 2007

It’s often said that the English language is the hardest to learn. What makes English so strange and why does it seem that the language was created without any plan or rules? We’ll find out this hour with Seth Lerer, Avalon Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University and author of “Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language” (Columbia, 2007).


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