Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Global Wording: The Fascinating Story of the Evolution of English” as Want to Read:
Global Wording: The Fascinating Story of the Evolution of English
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Global Wording: The Fascinating Story of the Evolution of English

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In the same engaging style and humor that has attracted 4.5
million downloads of the Podictionary podcast, Global Wording traces the development of our language using easily recognizable
milestones such as Beowulf, William the Conqueror, Chaucer and
Shakespeare. Rather than relying on scores of dates and boring facts, Hodgson instead punctuates his story with anecdotes abo
...more
Audio CD, 0 pages
Published May 27th 2008 by Macmillan Audio
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Global Wording, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Global Wording

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-25)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ogreart Art
Dec 28, 2015 Ogreart Art rated it really liked it
This was great! A quick and informative outline of the way our language has grown and changed over the centuries. Told in a light and airy style that nevertheless was packed with information. I recommend this one to anyone who loves words.

First Read 21 August 2009
Tamara
Tamara rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2015
Don
Don rated it it was ok
Feb 18, 2013
Lyn
Lyn rated it really liked it
Jul 10, 2014
Maxwell Miller
Maxwell Miller rated it really liked it
Jul 25, 2015
Houda
Houda rated it really liked it
May 05, 2013
Sarah Fausett
Sarah Fausett rated it really liked it
May 02, 2013
Ferdinand
Ferdinand rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2012
Alliterative
Alliterative rated it really liked it
Jan 24, 2012
Mignon
Aug 02, 2008 Mignon rated it it was amazing
The best overview I've seen or heard of why languages change over time
Jason Buberel
Jason Buberel rated it liked it
Jul 25, 2010
Lori
Lori marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2008
Madeline
Madeline marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2009
Libby
Libby marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2009
Lainey
Lainey marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2009
Bridget
Bridget marked it as to-read
May 14, 2009
Cat
Cat marked it as to-read
May 15, 2009
Leslie
Leslie marked it as to-read
May 18, 2009
Linda
Linda marked it as to-read
May 23, 2009
Kevin
Kevin marked it as to-read
May 27, 2009
Julianne Rhone
Julianne Rhone marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2011
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2012
Louise
Louise added it
Aug 25, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book