- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; New edition edition (16 Sept. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099224011
- ISBN-13: 978-0099224013
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.4 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 546,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Mouthful of Air: Language and Languages, Especially English Paperback – 16 Sep 1993
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Burgess' prose can sometimes surpass elegance, and in that case foreign readers of English may find this volume more of a struggle. The rich vocabulary and subtle humour, while aiding the native speaker of English through a sometimes dry topic, may prove even more of a hindrance for those approaching English as a second language. However, for the teacher of a foreign language and EFL in particular, the book provides a large number of examples that can be used in the classroom to guide any learner.
This book is a boon for any enthusiast of language, and a must for anyone who works in the field of language acquisition.
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