One of the world's foremost language authorities brings to life the English language in all its richness and diversity. Superbly illustrated in color with panels and boxed features throughout, and updated for this first paperback edition, this is the most comprehensive general reference book on the history, structure, and worldwide use of English ...Read MoreOne of the world's foremost language authorities brings to life the English language in all its richness and diversity. Superbly illustrated in color with panels and boxed features throughout, and updated for this first paperback edition, this is the most comprehensive general reference book on the history, structure, and worldwide use of English ever written. 415 color plates. 104 halftones. 85 line diagrams. 27 tables. 53 maps.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Reference Book, Encyclopedia. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 499 pp. Solidly bound copy and dj with moderate external wear, crisp pages and clean text. Front of dj slightly creased. Slightly skewed spine.
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This is a comprehensive reference, written in an engaging style. The page layouts engage the eye. Anything by David Crystal is a treat! This is one of my 2 favorite books on the English language, the other's being "The Story of English" by Robert McCrum, et al.
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