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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

 
 
 
 
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
Author: David Crystal
ISBN 13: 9780521736503
ISBN 10: 521736501
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2010-07-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 524
List Price: $49.99
 
 

A complete revised update, in full colour, of the most successful general study of language ever published.

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This is a collection of concise and readable essays on the many subfields of linguistics, ranging from the invention of the alphabet to the Kurzweil Reading Machine and covering both theoretical and applied approaches to the subject. Numerous illustrations and charts make the text more vivid, and a glossary, a table of the world's languages, and several indexes make it eminently usable. Respected British linguist Crystal has done an admirable job of condensing information from many specialized fields into a form that will be intelligible to lay readers as well as linguists. Useful for public as well as academic libraries. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY at Stony Brook Lib.