Just A Phrase I'm Going Through: My Life in Language
Kidnapping, attempted assassination, espionage ... not the answers you'd expect to the question 'what happens when you become a linguist?'
But now, reflecting on a long and hugely successful career at the forefront of the field of English Language and Linguistics, David Crystal answers this question and offers us a special look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language.
Both an autobiography and a highly accessible introduction to the field of linguistics, Just a Phrase I'm Going Through illuminates and entertains us with its many insights into the ever-fascinating subject of language.
David Crystal is synonymous with language, both as a great populariser and linguistic pioneer, and his contribution to the field is unparalleled. This is a book not just for students and teachers but for all lovers of language.
For more about David Crystal at Routledge, visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415485746.
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Just a phrase I'm going through: my life in languageUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Prolific linguist Crystal tells more than his own story, remarkable for his role as an independent scholar. Infused with the title's humor and suspense, Crystal's narratives also sketch his field. The ... Read full review
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David Crystal is always a fascinating writer, although I think in this book he seemed, at times, slightly out of his comfort zone. Still, interesting enough autobiography, although it seemed to only ... Read full review