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  • Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (4 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521530334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521530330
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 3 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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'… scholarly and entertaining … the range, scholarly value, interest, attractiveness and (often) humour of the tables, graphics, illustrations, photographs, colour plates, maps, and quoted material is quite stunning. rarely has serious information been presented so colourfully, so strikingly. A splendid work, essential in all libraries and destined to live a long and useful life.' Reference Reviews

'I have been unable to think of a question this book cannot answer … I will risk predicting that Professor Crystal will not be superseded much before the message sent into space on Voyager I … receives an answer.' The Times Literary Supplement

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language is one of the publishing phenomena of recent times. This second edition presents an overhaul of the subject for a new generation of language-lovers. The length of the book has been extended. There are 44 new illustrations and extensive additional material.

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