A Little Book of Language

A Little Book of Language

David Crystal

With a language disappearing each weeks and neologisms bobbing up nearly day-by-day, an knowing of the origins and forex of language hasn't ever appeared extra correct. during this captivating quantity, a story background written explicitly for a tender viewers, professional linguist David Crystal proves why the tale of language merits retelling.

From the 1st phrases of an baby to the unusual sleek dialect of textual content messaging, a bit e-book of Language levels commonly, revealing language’s myriad intricacies and quirks. In lively type, Crystal sheds mild at the improvement of targeted linguistic types, the origins of vague accents, and the hunt for the 1st written note. He discusses the plight of endangered languages, in addition to profitable circumstances of linguistic revitalization. even more than a heritage, Crystal’s paintings appears ahead to the way forward for language, exploring the impact of expertise on our day by day interpreting, writing, and speech. via enlightening tables, diagrams, and quizzes, in addition to Crystal’s avuncular and wonderful type, A Little booklet of Language will display the tale of language to be an enthralling story for all ages.

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