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Superbly illustrated in colour throughout, this is the most comprehensive survey of the history, structure and worldwide use of English ever written. Clear and accessible, the book abounds with insights into how the language evolved and how it works. All aspects of English are systematically covered.
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'David Crystal is phenomenal ... (This) is a prodigious achievement ... The book combines breadth of range, imaginative insight, deep understanding and ... is pervasively readable and stimulating.' Lord Randolph Quirk
'David Crystal's scholarship is seemingly boundless, and faultless in every respect. The result is an awesome scholarly creation, very well suited to the learning styles of our times, and an extraordinary reference and lending bargain at its price of £17.95.' Reference Reviews
'The Cambridge Encyclopedia of English Language (is) perhaps the most brilliant book of the past ten years...what makes it most impressive is that this stupendous work of scholarship, which combines physiology, philology and literary criticism, is, unbelievably, the work of one sole author.' Globe and Mail
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A revolution in language publishing Superbly illustrated in colour throughout, this is the most comprehensive reference book on the history, structure and worldwide use of English ever written. Clear and accessible, the book abounds with insights into how the language evolved and how it works. All aspects of English are covered: · the history of English · grammar, pronunciation and spelling · spoken and written English · regional and social variations - accents and dialects · new words, jargon, slang and clichés · English in use - in science, law, politics, advertising, the media ... · the huge range and creativity of the English vocabulary · language in literature and language in humour · teaching and learning the language · English as a world language · the future of English Photographs, advertisements, cartoons, quotations, newspaper cuttings, poems, anecdotes and examples vividly complement the text throughout, bringing life, surprise and humour to even the most complex topics. No language student or language lover should be without this unique and fascinating book.
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. Please note that at 2.6Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | Dust Wrapper over Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 11" x 9". 489pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing).Contains: Black & white photographs; Charts; Colour photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Glossary; Appendices ; For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Artikel-Nr. 179909
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, New York, first edition, 1995, 1995. Cloth, 4to, vii, -489 pp, ills, maps From thepublisher's description:"The encyclopedia is designed as a reference work on the history, structure, and use of English. The first section outlines five phases in the development of the English language (origins, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Modern English) and then proceeds to the varieties of world English and perceptions of English and its future. The second section focuses on English vocabulary: the nature, sources, and structure of the lexicon, its etymology, and special areas of vocabulary. Section 3 addresses these aspects of English grammar: theory of grammar; word structure; form classes; and sentence structure. The sound system (phonology) and writing system of English are treated in the fourth section. English usage is discussed in the fifth section, including varieties of discourse and factors in regional, social, and personal variation. In the final section, the learning of English as a native language and new ways of studying English are examined. Appended materials include a glossary, list of special symbols and abbreviations, lists of references and further reading, an index of linguistic items, an index of authors and personalities, and a topic index. " Small label on front free endpaper with gift inscription, otherwise Very Good in Very Good price-clipped dustwrapper. Artikel-Nr. ABE-44014
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1995. Zustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: First. 500 Seiten Crystal, David: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Auflage: First Cambridge University Press, 1995. 500 Seiten 27,4 x 22,2 x 3,4 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe mit org. SchU., geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1629 27,4 x 22,2 x 3,4 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Artikel-Nr. 43867
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Zustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Reprint. 0521401798 489 pages. "Superbly illustrated in colour throughout, this is the most comprehensive general reference book on the history, structure and worldwide use of English ever written." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Dust jacket preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A most substantial tome. Excellent copy. Artikel-Nr. 14304728