A classic historical excursion through the English language. Owen Barfield's original and thought-provoking works over three-quarters of a century made him a legendary cult figure.
This popular book provides a brief, brilliant history of those who have spoken the Indo-European tongues.
It is illustrated throughout by current English words -- whose derivation from other languages, whose history in use and changes of meaning, record and unlock the larger history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: SteinerBooks, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/03/2002
- Category: Sociolinguistics
- ISBN: 9780940262119