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Absolutely necessary for any language maven -- lots and lots about lots and lots. Very useful when one is looking things up (though one must use the index, since it's not... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anne Mills
David Crystal is the foremost popularist of linguistics in the English-speaking world, and one of the most prolific. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Dr Garry
It arrived on time, good condition and the book I used it and gave it to the teacher.
Not the type of book that would be in my office.
Based on this and his many other excellent books, David Crystal is a world heritage treasure! This book provides a stimulating introduction to language in a comprehensive way that... Read morePublished on August 24, 2009 by Comm Prof
I have had this book and it was lost in a move...liked it enough to want to replace it.Published on December 21, 2008 by Sari Max-Fiss
This is a useful, complete and wonderful book, which person interested in language should have. It's topics are simply great!!
Everything that you could ever have wanted to know about the way language works is in here (along with many other things that you probably had never even thought of). Read morePublished on October 23, 2007 by Khaadim One
An invaluable encyclopedia, lavishly illustrated, on anything one might want to know about language and languages. Read morePublished on December 23, 2006 by Daniel J. Macarro
David Crystal's Encylcopedia of Language is an excellent and readable book for lay-people like myself. Read morePublished on August 27, 2006 by dame ethel