The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language 3rd Edition

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Praise for Previous Edition: '... a celebration of language in all its oddity, beauty, fun, astonishing complexity and limitless variety.' --London Review of Books

'... an ingenious tour de force ... stunningly diverse linguistic menu.' --Robert Burchfield, The Times

'... David Crystal has a great facility for explaining language issues with plain good sense, wit and admirable brevity.' --The Times Educational Supplement

Book Description

This third edition incorporates the major developments in language study since the mid 1990s. It includes major new sections on electronic communication and language death. All statistics and maps have been updated, and all sections revised. The book benefits from many new illustrations and a completely fresh text design.

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  • Item Weight : 4.63 pounds
  • Paperback : 524 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0521736501
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0521736503
  • Product Dimensions : 8.62 x 1.42 x 10.87 inches
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 3rd Edition (July 26, 2010)
  • Language: : English
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