Why Do Languages Change? 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521546935
ISBN-10: 0521546931
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Editorial Reviews


'Clear, sensible and stimulating ... a fine memorial to the late Larry Trask. This book deserves to succeed as a splendid introductory text for anyone interested in language change.' Jeremy J. Smith, University of Glasgow

'Trask's enthusiasm and learning are obvious ... will give its readers more enjoyment than many other volumes on the subject ...' The Times Literary Supplement

Book Description

Packed with fascinating examples of changes in the English language over time, this entertaining book explores the origin of words and place names, the differences between British and American English, and the apparent eccentricities of the English spelling system.

Product details

  • Paperback : 210 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0521546931
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0521546935
  • Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
  • Product Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.48 x 8.98 inches
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 1st Edition (December 24, 2009)
  • Language: : English
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