The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
A second edition, newly revised for the current generation, includes coverage of world English and Internet English as well as updated statistics, further reading suggestions, and additional references lists.
Cambridge Univ Pr
Rarely has a book so packed with accurate and well researched factual information been so widely read and popularly acclaimed. This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers. The book is longer and includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English, in addition to completely updated statistics, further reading suggestions and other references. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-40179-8 First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-59655-6 David Crystal is a leading authority on language, and author of many books, including most recently Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002), Language and the Internet (Cambridge, 2001) and Language Death (Cambridge, 2000). An internationally renowned writer, journal editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language.
Second Edition presenting an overhaul of its subject for a new generation of language-lovers.
A second edition, newly revised for the current generation, includes extensive illustrated coverage of world English and Internet English as well as updated statistics, further reading suggestions, and additional reference lists. Simultaneous. (Language)
The origins of English
Early modern English
The nature of the lexicon
The sources of the lexicon
The structure of the lexicon
The structure of words
The structure of sentences
The sound system
The writing system
Varieties of discourse
Learning English as a mother tongue
New ways of studying English
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