'... the perfect introduction by an acknowledged linguistic expert.' Observer
'This is a fascinating and useful book ... a fine introduction for a wide variety of potential users.' Choice
'This book is perfect for those just starting to learn about the world of global language.' Christie DeBlasio, The Linguist List (linguistlist.org)
Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.