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The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language
 

The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Crystal, David

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The English language stretches around the world - from Australia to Zimbabwe, over 300 million people speak it as their mother tongue alone. And yet, despite its astonishingly widespread use as a medium of communication, every profession and every province - indeed, every individ...ual person - uses a slightly different variant. In this guided tour, David Crystal describes the common structures that unify the language, and outlines the major variations that separate the English of Britain, America, Ireland, Australia, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. He explores the dialects of chemists and the clergy, lawyers and truckers, poets and punsters, and offers a survey of how our language developed from Caedmon to computerese.
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ISBN 9780141003962
Released NZ 16 May 2002
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9780141003962
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 16 May 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Crystal, David
Category Language & Linguistics
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 420
Weight 234g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language, Usage, History
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text General/trade

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