By Hook Or by Crook: A Journey in Search of English

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Harper Perennial, 2008 - English language - 314 pages
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A personal journey through the groves and thickets of the English language, this title combines personal reflections, historical allusions and travel observations to create a mesmerising account of David Crystal's encounters with the language throughout the world."

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I was quite disappointed with the book. The author obviously possesses a wealth of knowledge but could not communicate it to me effectively. The information was passed to me in a very, oh, by the way ... Read full review

Review: By Hook Or By Crook: A Journey In Search Of English

User Review  - Goodreads

I was quite disappointed with the book. The author obviously possesses a wealth of knowledge but could not communicate it to me effectively. The information was passed to me in a very, oh, by the way ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

David Crystal has published over 90 books on the subject of the English language, including two encyclopaedias, 'The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language' and The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language'. His book, 'The Stories of English' (2004) was a bestseller for Penguin. He has lectured in linguistics all his life, first at Bangor, then at Reading and is now Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales. He has also been a consultant, contributor or presenter on many radio and TV series (including 'The Story of English').

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