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European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...

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Content Magazine - Number 5
March 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
Here's What Shakespeare's Plays Sounded Like With Their Original English Accent
Abraham
Article
2011
22 Words
In this short documentary, linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal, look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago. They answer the most ba...
Middle English
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Middle English is the name given by historical linguists to the diverse forms of the English language in use between the late 11th century and about 1470, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-...

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Content Magazine - Number 5
March 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
With additional material from a Thesaurus of Old English
Book
2009
A historical thesuarus that presents synonyms and their meanings in chronological order, noting their appearance and disappearance, representing a map of the development of words in the English langua...
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
Book
1994
A history of American English.
The Meaning of Everything
The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
Winchester, Simon
Book
2003
The Oxford Guide to Writing & Speaking
The Key to Effective Communication
Seely, John
Book
1998
Spell It Out
The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
Crystal, David
Book
2013
David Crystal offers up explanations of how English spellling, while not simple, can be sensible if you look at the history of the language and its vocabulary.

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