The 'History of the English Language' is a worthy, if deep read, and perhaps not as expected as a help in guiding non-native English students to master the problems but certainly a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Like everything David Chrystal does with language it is both and easy read and accurate and useful in understanding how our language came to be-Published 8 months ago by Robert Walling
David Crystal makes even a dry topic interesting: in this case, spelling. Captivating and informative for anyone interested in knowing why English words are not spelled like... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Martin Howard Cogan
Being a word smith and logophile I could not have enjoyed this book more.
This is really a great work. Everyone who teaches English, as I do, might read this book. David Crystal really made a point when he decided it was time to write such a book.Published 10 months ago by Nabupolasar Alves Feitosa
Quite a good book. I've been interested in the history and development of the English language for quite a while, and have read a few other books about it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by CN
Well written, interesting, and enlightening. I'm not sure how helpful it is to know why the English spelling system is so chaotic, but it's interesting to learn how it got that... Read morePublished 14 months ago by John R. Hightower
I give this book a five-star rating because it presents a world of information in a readable style. Also it presents some suggestions for teaching the miserable spelling of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Thomas Way
This talks about how we spell in English where those crazy spellings come from.
Ex. why is there a "gh" in bough, but the words is pronounced as "Bow"?? Read more