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5.0 out of 5 stars You haven't read it yet? - What's your education?!!
Professor Crystal's "The English Language" is a must-read for all language students and in general everyone interested in language. Professor is famous for his reader-friendly style. A quality which is especially beneficial to the historical section of the present book.

The discussion in the book starts with the major aspects of language - vocabulary, grammar,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but hard to follow
I am about to study English language at sixth form and this was one of the recommended books to read before my course starts. I found the book very interesting at times and very boring at others, I particularly enjoyed the first and third sections of the book but the second section could easily have been cut out as the book became slightly long winded. The language used...
Published 7 months ago by Kate Marshall


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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, but lightweight, 14 Feb. 2013
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It's full of interesting info on the language - you'll read it quickly and fall in love with David Crystal - like many others before you....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Oct. 2014
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An excellent book on the subject which should be standard reading in all schools
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3.0 out of 5 stars Has not aged well, 30 Jun. 2014
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Some books don't age well - this one is a very good example. Written/updated/revised in the early '90s, it fails to grasp a whole new reality of the language as is evident today.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle rip-off, 5 May 2012
Strictly reviewing the pricing. There is no reason for this to be higher priced on a Kindle than as a paperback, even with VAT.
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The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language by David Crystal (Paperback - 28 Mar. 2002)
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