The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language eBook


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language By David Crystal ➩ – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 Encyclopedia of MOBI ò 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 Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Epub / includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English in addition to completely updated statistics The Cambridge PDF or further reading suggestions and other references First Edition Hb First Edition Pb David Crystal is a leading authority on language and author of many books including most recently Shakespeare's Words Penguin Language and the Internet Cambridge and Language Death Cambridge An internationally renowned writer journal editor lecturer and broadcaster he received Cambridge Encyclopedia of PDF ✓ an Order of the British Empire in for his services to the English language.


10 thoughts on “The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

  1. Cecily Cecily says:

    A superb reference book covering all aspects of the development of the English language its vocabulary usage orthography spelling variants punctuation etcDavid Crystal wears his expertise lightly which makes the book a delight to use and very accessible with lots of illustrations diagrams photos and examples There are also appendices and lists for further readingIn general Crystal is a pragmatist who loves language; he is certainly not an authoritarian pedant He accepts and explains language change including controversies such as whether or not it's acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition it is He lets readers can make up their own minds aware of the implications of whichever choice they make


  2. Jim Peterson Jim Peterson says:

    I wrote this review at work for learners of English so I thought I'd add it here tooOrganized by topic and full of interesting images and diagrams The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language is exactly what your coffee table has been missing Most topics are covered in just two pages so they can be read in small bits You can really open it up to any page and find something interesting Due to its value for occasional engaging reading I would recommend it for intermediate learners and up but even beginners can enjoy many aspects of the book such as the map of World EnglishesDavid CrystalWith over 100 published books linguistics professor David Crystal is probably the most prolific writer on language and especially the English language He has written on the history of English grammar the language of texting and much Though many of his books are academic in nature a lot of them are geared toward the interested layman


  3. Patricia Patricia says:

    WowA history of English as it is spoken written taught and learnedMany many maps illustrations references sidebars and photographs are included in this wonderful encyclopedia The scope and breadth of this work includes examples of English literature from Beowulf Chaucer Hamlet and The Cat in the Hat There are studies of accents and pronunciations Scandinavian place names in the English speaking world how English grammar evolved from that of a uasi Saxon tongue into a blend of Norman French we herd sheep and eat mutton for example why English is so hard to spell the War of the Split Infinitive glossolalia from speaking in tongues to the scat stylings of Baloo the Bear in Walt Disney's The Jungle Book and so much One page will keep me entertained for hours The whole book would keep me up at night for weeks


  4. Peter dohan Peter dohan says:

    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 of eight on every page I am heading to the far east soon and will read it every night till then not plane carry on material unfortunately peter


  5. Matthew Jarman Matthew Jarman says:

    One of the best books I have ever read


  6. Wayne Wayne says:

    This is not the type of book you have to read from cover to coverIt's one of those you just wade through in whatever direction you like as well as using it for specific referencesIn other words it's a treasure chest of goodiesamusing enlightening absorbing and satisfyingI recall David Crystal talking about a competition they had run for someone to create a 'new' wordThey awarded it to the entry 'BAGONIZE' which means the feeling you have at the airport when you are anxiously waiting for your luggage to appear on the baggage roundaboutSpot onTHis will join Shakespeares Sonnets as a permanent fixture on my currently reading shelf


  7. Ceridwen Ceridwen says:

    As linguistics books go this is a fascinating read Very informative interesting and surprisingly funny And if you ever have the chance of visiting one of Mr Crystal's lectures do it I hear he regularly has the audience rolling in the aisles


  8. Taylor Taylor says:

    Great resource and very well written I could actually see myself revisiting this down the road Crystal's book is exhaustive and engaging


  9. Trevor Kew Trevor Kew says:

    Everything you ever wanted to know about English written in witty accurate and clear prose by language genius David Crystal Don't let the title put you offit's a fascinating read


  10. Jack Pyke Jack Pyke says:

    It's by Crystal of course it's goooood ref material


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