Philip Durkin

Dr. Philip Durkin, Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and author of Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English.

Articles by Philip Durkin
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How have loanwords in English influenced the development of the language?
English has become a lingua franca, a global language, regularly used and understood by many nations for whom English is not their first language.
Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of England in the 11th Century