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 ...
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 ever written. 415 color plates. 104 halftones. 85 line diagrams. 27 tables. 53 maps.
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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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