Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

ISBN-10: 0521530334
ISBN-13: 9780521530330
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: David Crystal
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 506
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Rarely has a book so packed with accurate and well researched factual information been so widely read and popularly acclaimed. This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers. The book is longer and includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English, in addition to completely updated statistics, further reading suggestions and other references. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-40179-8 First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-59655-6 David Crystal is a leading authority on language, and author of many books, including most recently Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002), Language and the Internet (Cambridge, 2001) and Language Death (Cambridge, 2000). An internationally renowned writer, journal editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language.

Modelling English
The History of English
The origins of English
Old English
Middle English
Early Modern English
Modern English
World English
English Vocabulary
The nature of the lexicon
The sources of the lexicon
Etymology
The structure of the lexicon
Lexical dimensions
English Grammar
Grammatical mythology
The structure of words
Word classes
The structure of sentences
Spoken and Written English
The sound system
The writing system
Using English
Varieties of discourse
Regional variation
Social variation
Personal variation
Learning about English
Learning English as a mother tongue
New ways of studying English
Appendices
Indexes

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