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Title: Begat
Subtitle: The King James Bible and the English Language
Written By: David Crystal
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199695188.do
Description:

New in Paperback!

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
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199695180
ISBN-13: 9780199695188
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 8.99