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brief history of the English language

by Oliver Farrar Emerson

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Published by The Macmillan company, Macmillan & co., ltd. in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Oliver Farrar Emerson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1075 .E5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx p., 1 l., 267 p.
    Number of Pages267
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6524999M
    LC Control Number10029902
    OCLC/WorldCa1995659

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