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Title: Begat
Subtitle: The King James Bible and the English Language
Written By: David Crystal

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The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In
this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have
been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists,
advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199695180
ISBN-13: 9780199695188
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 8.99