How Language Works by David Crystal
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How Language Works Summary
A parrot uncomprehendingly rattles off a string of words learned by rote. And we marvel! Yet we seem to take our own astonishing linguistic powers for grantedthe ability to speak, listen, and understand, to read and write. We all understand why language workswe have to communicate to surviveand now David Crystal, the world authority on language, shows us how.
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"A feat of academic distillation, Crystal's book abounds in wisdom and dry wit." - PW.
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David Crystal Author Biography
David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. In 1995, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language. He is married with four children and lives in the United Kingdom.
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