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3.0 out of 5 stars Print is so small, I had to buy the Kindle version too!, 15 July 2012
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My review is not of the content of the book, to which I would issue five stars for the same reasons as my predecessors leaving feedback, but is for the physical readability of the text (and I wear glasses, but am not blind!). The content of the book is highly accessible for the novice interested in learning more about the origins and development of world Englishes, but my eyes are so fatigued after just three pages, that I need to put it down even though the content is quite understandable. After making it halfway through the second introduction, I knew there was no way I would finish the book, even though my Open University students have it on their recommended reading list for my sociolinguistics module. What I recommend is keeping a hard copy for those moments when you might use Crystal as a source, but if you want to actually read it like a book, from cover to cover, buy the kindle version and it will be much easier on the eyes. For future editions, I hope the publishers might find it in their hearts to be a little more generous with the font size even though it will take up more paper. It would be well worth it.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2015 08:08:38 GMT
You had to by it?

Posted on 23 Jun 2015 17:46:02 BDT
Little Bee says:
Adding the size of the print to product details, would be useful for everyone ... and maybe make publishers think more about it.

Little Bee
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