How Language Works

How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning and Languages Live or Die

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In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way we find ou ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 21/10/11

An very comprehensive introduction to language, but I didn't find he explored it in the depth I was looking for.

Holmes
Ha scritto il 23/09/11
This book is an excellent overview and summary of everything about language. I've already read many books by David Crystal, but he never ceases to impress me with his knowledge and passion for language. One can certainly treat this book as THE book t...Continua
huntch
Ha scritto il 16/11/07
I'm not sure if this is based on previously published short articles or is intended as a text to be digested in small chucks. Some of the segments are quite interesting but there a long stretches of content that do not seem to advance the argument ve...Continua

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