This new thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed cambridge encyclopedia of language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. The cambridge encyclopedia of language is a broad survey of language and linguistics aimed at a popular audience it is organised thematically with sixty five chapters divided into eleven parts. Cambridge university press 978 0 521 51698 3 the cambridge encyclopedia of language david crystal frontmatter more information of. 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. The cambridge encyclopedia of language user review not available book verdict this is a collection of concise and readable essays on the many subfields of linguistics ranging from the invention of the alphabet to the kurzweil reading machine and covering both theoretical and
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