TitleEnglish words and their spelling : a history of phonological conflicts / by Elaine Miles
Imprint London : Whur Pubs. c2005\
Descript x, 132 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


The Indo-European family of languages -- The celts -- Roman Britain -- The arrival of Germanic peoples -- How the English language came to be written -- Our heritage from old English -- That fateful arrow -- A double whammy -- The scientific revolution -- Exploration, trade, conquest and globalization

English language -- Phonology Historical English language -- History English language -- Etymology

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