Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts
This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."
This book traces the historical and structural developments behind the uniquely rich vocabulary of English. At the core are a set of several hundred vocabulary elements that English got from Latin and Greek. The book explains how these elements are found in words and how they have evolved over time.