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  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (Cambridge University Press) – Hardcover (1997)
    by David Crystal

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press
    1997
    English
    2nd Revised ed.
    488 pages

    ISBN: 0521550505
    ISBN-13: 9780521550505

    This second edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language presents a mass of new information and introduces the subject of language to a fresh generation of students and general readers. The first edition of the book is probably the most successful general study of language ever published. This second edition extends the range of coverage to include advances in areas like machine translation, speech interaction with machines, and language teaching. There is new material on acoustics, physiological concepts of language, ... Show more

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Reviews of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Srinawati S
by Srinawati S on Jul 8, 2010

This is a good book about language. It tells us not only the origin of words, sentences structures about all language, but also how they enter into our daily use today. It is told in everyday language that every one can understand. More

bleep253

David Crystal is an empiracle leader

by bleep253 on Jun 18, 2010

Professor Crystal occupies a unique position in the study of the English Language. If not for the sheer number of books written he is a beacon which all students must look to. More

Graybeard

Wonderful

by Graybeard on May 7, 2009

This book is must for people who are interested in their language. Informative and exciting, teaching many interesting and knowledgeable things about language. More

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Enciclopedia del Lenguaje de Cambridge

by LicJorgeNivalCrisostomo on Mar 23, 2009

En la Enciclopedia del Lenguaje de la Universidad de Cambridge, David Crystal, refiriendose a las distintas disciplinas implicadas en el analisis del discurso, en las llamadas ciencias humanas y sociales, ofrece una lista de 15 campos interdisciplinares, en los cuales los saberes linguisticos se ... More

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by PHILOLOGIST on May 10, 2007

A superb compendium of useful information about language. Crisp, brief writing with attractive presentation of facts. Many information boxes with succinct summaries and capsules on a variety of topics. Valuable source of reference for many years. More

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