About this book
An entertaining and accessible book which examines the influence that the King James Bible has had on the English language. Acclaimed and popular linguist Crystal looks at how its words and phrases continue to feed into our language today, and are given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists and many others. There will be wide media coverage.
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.
|Oxford University Press|