A comprehensive, authoritative A-Z of everything the general reader (and the linguist) needs to know about language, languages, linguistics, grammatical and literary concepts.
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"The kind of dictionary you lose yourself in the moment you open it up. . . . You look up 'Isogloss' and get distracted by the fact, on the facing page, that Etruscan, Mohenjo-Daro and Japanese are isolated languages. Then you suddenly notice an entry for 'felicity conditions, ' find out what the hell that is before you go mad, then forget what you were looking for in the first place, but who cares? You can keep going for hours."--Nicholas Lezard "The Guardian "About the Author:
David Crystal is a linguist, author, broadcaster and leading authority on language. He is the author of many books for Penguin including, in 1998, LANGUAGE PLAY. He is also the editor of THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA. He lives in Holyhead.
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