The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

By: Crystal, David [Editor]

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Where did human language come from? How many languages are there? How do we acquire our first language or learn a second one? The highly acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal answers these and other questions about language. From hieroglyphics to trucker talk, from Shakespeare in pidgin to sneezing in Tongan, this is a stimulating and richly illustrated guide to the variety, structure, history and theory of language. David Crystal not only conveys the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also its enormous complexity. The visual dimension of the encyclopedia throws a fresh light on what has traditionally been treated as a non-visual subject, with many drawings, photographs, maps, display boxes and extracts all integrated within the text. In addition, appendices, meticulous cross-referencing and indexing ensure that this is an authoritative work of reference for students, professionals and general readers alike.

Title: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

Author Name: Crystal, David [Editor]

Categories: Language,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1991-07-29

ISBN Number: 0521424437

ISBN Number 13: 9780521424431

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 25 to 30 cm tall, Quarto, (4to)

Seller ID: 083341

Description: 480 pages. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwideThe highly acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal is a stimulating and richly illustrated guide to the variety, structure, history and theory of language of all countries. In addition, appendices, meticulous cross-referencing and indexing ensure that this is an authoritative work of reference for students, professionals and general readers alike.