We’ve had our say in 'A History of the English Language in 100 Places'. From Peterborough to Poldhu; from Lichfield to Liverpool; from Bruges to Boston USA; from Salford to Singapore there are many places across the world which we consider are landmarks for the English language. Now we want you to share your landmark places, the locations where you see linguistic footprints connected to English today.
Landmarks of English
Landmark of the Week
Reading, Berkshire c1235
The English language in popular song: Sometime about the year 1235 in Reading Abbey, a monk working in the scriptorium wrote down the words of a song that has been loved ever since: Sumer is icumen in,... Read more
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH (27 October 2013): p18. A project tells the story of the English language through 100 locations, starting in Suffolk and ending in Vienna - with stops in Hastings, Beijing and the moon along the way. From a piece of... Read more
Prof Bill Lucas appeared on the BBC's flagship Breakfast programme on English Language Day (Sunday 13th October). Bill chatted with presenters Naga Munchetty and John Kay about the significance of the date of English Language Day, which commemorates... Read more
‘What a brilliant idea! I love this book. Its structure is ingenious, its content endlessly fascinating. There are many ways to display the history of a language, especially one with such a rich history as English, and this is one of the most... Read more