The English language : [a guided tour of the language]

This 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...

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Main Author: Crystal, David, 1941-
Format: Book
Language: English
Publication: London : London : London [etc.] : Penguin Books, Penguin Books, Penguin Books, 2002 2002 2002.
Edition: 2nd ed. [completely rev.]
Series: Penguin language and linguistics.
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Summary: This 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
ISBN: 9780141003962
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Call Number: 802.0 CRY-eng
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