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Why Is English Like That?: Historical Answers to Hard ELT Questions
     

Why Is English Like That?: Historical Answers to Hard ELT Questions

by Norbert Schmitt, Richard Marsden
 

ISBN-10: 0472031341

ISBN-13: 9780472031344

Pub. Date: 02/10/2006

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Why is "night" spelled with "gh"? Why can't sentences end with prepositions? Why does English have so many words that express the same ideas? Questions like these can be difficult for teachers to answer when they do not know the historical background of the English language. Why Is English Like That? gives teachers a brief and accessible history of the

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