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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best, 12 Jun 2011
This review is from: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (Paperback)
If you only have one book on language, or linguistics, this should be it. An earlier edition of this book got me through my linguistics undergraduate degree by explaining clearly each of the main areas of language in a throughly readable and enjoyable way. You can read it from cover to cover or simply dip into the various sections and chapters as required. I can't think of anything that isn't covered in this volume; it's a mine of information. Every concept is introduced and explained with clarity in an interesting and engaging style and there are tons of diagrams, illustrations and photographs which highlight key points in the text. The back of the book contains a number of appendices inc. a table of the world's languages and number of speakers. Never again be ignorant about any aspect of language or languages. Worth every penny.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for language lovers, 7 Sep 2010
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People who are interested in language or linguistics would definitely love this book. David Crystal explains a number of features of language very nicely in this book. Language is like people, it lives, it changes and it dies. Amazing fact is that all the language are different, yet they are alos similar in some sort of way and those could be explored through this book. In present days, interenet is playing a major role on the language change and that has also been discussed by the author.
The book is easy to read and has lots of illustrations to accompany the discussion. Just like any other encyclopedia, this book is also large in size and heavy. So those who want to read it on their journy by train or by bus, would not find it comfortable. However the book is so interesting that it worth to allocate time just to be with the book and read it properly by sitting on a desk and a chair.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect conditions quick service, 1 Nov 2013
Perfect conditions quick service. This edition is much better than the previous one, clearand colorful layout. There is almost everything you need to know about the subject
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a serious book, invaluable for those interested ..., 26 Nov 2013
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This is a serious book, invaluable for those interested in languages. May take a lifetime to read all of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book., 21 Mar 2013
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I ordered this book for my studies on BA Hons Education Studies. It gives an extremely comprehensive guide to language development and history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 4 Mar 2013
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You cannot go wrong with this book if you're interested in linguistics or studying linguistics, I recommend purchasing this with Crystals 'A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics'. Overall a comprehensive and well-written book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language, 8 Dec 2012
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Clear as Crystal - the phrase could have been coined for this wonderful book. Great teaching and learning tool. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Human, 21 Nov 2012
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Easy explanations, colour, pictures, interesting and current examples, dyslexic proof, understandable, top shelf in my bookcase. David Crystal. Enough said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Cambridge encyclopedia of language, 29 July 2012
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A very good encyclopedia of language that you read like a book, page by page, to know more and more as a beginner or a student in the linguistics field to discover the topic...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny!, 4 Jan 2011
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I had already seen this item in work so thought I would order it. It arrived very promptly and didn't disappoint! An excellent purchase!

It gives you a really good overview of language with lots of examples; very well written and enjoyable.
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