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How Language Works

By David Crystal

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Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2007
In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way we find out about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we're from and even who we want to be.

About the Author

David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over ninety books, most recently The Stories of English, and is the editor of The Penguin Encyclopaedia. In 1995, he was awarded the OBE for services to the English language. He lives in Holyhead, Anglesey.

EAN: 9780141015521
ISBN: 0141015527
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou on
 
This huge tome is an immensely comprehensive and all-encompassing guide to "How Language Works" from a man in one of the best positions in the world to know, linguist David Crystal. This book is very easy to read and excellent for anyone with even a passing interest in language. So many facets of language are explored (and in an interesting manner) that it is difficult to list them all - sign language, language maintenance, dialect, and many more. A little pedestrian if you are widely read in this area, but hugely interesting all the same.

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