The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 4, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 499 pages
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Rarely has a book so packed with accurate and well researched factual information been so widely read and popularly acclaimed. This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers. The book is longer and includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English, in addition to completely updated statistics, further reading suggestions and other references. First Edition Hb (1995): 0-521-40179-8 First Edition Pb (1997): 0-521-59655-6 David Crystal is a leading authority on language, and author of many books, including most recently Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002), Language and the Internet (Cambridge, 2001) and Language Death (Cambridge, 2000). An internationally renowned writer, journal editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language.

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A fascinating reference book. - Goodreads
Nice supplementary material for intro ling courses. - Goodreads
Each spread has illustrations and examples. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

A fascinating reference book. It's both learned and accessible and essential for anyone who wishes an understanding of English in all its forms Read full review

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User Review  - Peter dohan - Goodreads

I am dipping into the 1993 hardback edition; it is not a book to read through cover to cover. open any page and be amazed. it is an unusually well-crafted book - a treasure trove, indeed, with pieces ... Read full review

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David Crystal is one of the world's foremost authorities on language.

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