The English Language
A Guided Tour of the Language
By (author) David Crystal
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English Language by David Crystal
Book DescriptionThis is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language. 'Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals' The Times 'A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment' THES
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141003962
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Crystal
David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He is one of the most highly respected commentators on the English Language. He lives in Holyhead. His titles for Penguin include Words on Words, Language Play, Listen to Your Child. He is currently working on The Penguin Shakespeare Glossary for publication 08/02.
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