Early Modern English;.
This large, lively, and lavishly illustrated volume is divided into six broad topics that cover the English language's history, vocabulary, grammar, writing and speech systems, usage, and acquisition.
The plentiful visual aids combine with anecdotes,"tions, and well written text to produce a highly accessible and truly stimulating textbook.
Crystal has created an attractive and readable work for the lay reader as well as the specialist.
Throughout the book (which focuses on British English, not American English readers will find liberal use of color in the many around the world in 80 days game mac charts, illustrations, reprints of pages from historically significant works, maps, and photographs.There is simply not a bad word to be said about.Paul D'Alessandro, Portland.L.,.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Nearly every individual subject is treated without turning a page, and how these pages are packed!
Crystal is attuned to the diversity of English usage around the world, providing a variety of wide-ranging"tions, photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, ads, and cartoons.
Date: 18:28:06, the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language By David Crystal.
Author Crystal systematically covers the structural features of English, and includes a complete description of grammar, a summary of pronunciation and writing systems, and a thorough treatment of the size and complexity of vocabulary.Do you know anyone else who would enjoy this?The recently published second edition has been completely updated, supplemented with extensive new material on world English and Internet English, and a total of 44 new illustrations have been added too.Encyclopedia and Dictionary, book Description: This attractive resource is organized thematically in segments covering the history of the English language (Old English, Middle English, Modern English, English in different parts of the world English vocabulary (its nature, structure, sources, etymology, and the dimensions of the.He allows language to "speak for itself" by using"tions, photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, advertisements, cartoons, and many other types of illustrative material that vividly complement his narrative.The clear and spirited text is stunning, enhanced with over 500 illustrations, making this a particularly rich reference work and a browser's dream.