- Paperback: 488 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (February 13, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521559677
- ISBN-13: 978-0521559676
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 79 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,689,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language 2nd Edition
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This second edition extends the Encyclopedia's range of coverage to include advances in areas like machine translation, speech interaction with machines, and language teaching. There is also new material on acoustics, physiological concepts of language and World English.
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This is a very interesting book on the spread of world English. I really recommend it.