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English Language A Guided Tour of the Language

ISBN-10: 0141003960

ISBN-13: 9780141003962

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: David Crystal

List price: $18.95
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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.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

List of Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The English Language Today
Pidgins and Creoles
The Structure of English
Grammar
Grammar and You
Vocabulary
How Large is Your Vocabulary?
Pronunciation
Received Pronunciation
Spelling
Spelling Reform
The Uses of English
Language Variety
Trucker Talk
English at Play
Sound Symbolism
The Effect of Technology
Texting
Personal English
Statistical Laws?
The History of English
Old English
Casting the Runes
Middle English
The Origins of Modern Standard English
Early Modern English
Words Then and Now
English Around the World
British and American English
English Today
Plain English
English Tomorrow
Some Events in English Language History
A Guide to the Guides
Data Sources
Index