An very comprehensive introduction to language, but I didn't find he explored it in the depth I was looking for.
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 to read as an introduction to language studies. I would even say this: if you're thinking about studying linguistics but are not sure if you'll like it, then read this book first. It will definitely help you make up your mind....Continua
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 very far.....Continua