The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language

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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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David Crystal is an honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He is one of the most highly respected commentators on the English language. He is the author of Language Play, Listen to Your Child, and Words on Words.

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"Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals."  —Times

"A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment."  —THES

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