The miracle of language

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Pockets Books, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 254 pages
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America's wittiest verbalist and national bestselling author of Crazy English has written his magnum opus--an entertaining, informative and inspiring homage to our own mother tongue.

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User Review  - uncletony5295 - LibraryThing

I would use this book to show connections between the English and Spanish languages, and draw connections to how they were formed and how they are related. Read full review

THE MIRACLE OF LANGUAGE

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New England schoolmaster, columnist, and bestselling author Lederer (Crazy English, 1989) offers an enthusiastic new assemblage in tribute to language generally and the English kind in particular ... Read full review

Contents

The Miracle of Language
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How Do We Know What We Know?
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In Praise of English
19
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About the author (1991)

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling "Anguished English" series and his current book, "Presidential Trivia". He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as "The New Yorker", "People", and the "National Enquirer" and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner.

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