6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The perfect one-volume introduction to the study of language,
This review is from: How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning and Languages Live or Die (Paperback)
Why do languages die? How are they born? How do we make speech sounds? How do we write? All these questions and many more are asked and answered in this fascinating book by one of the countries leading authorities on the english language - David Crystal.
I actually only bought this as it was on my university reading list, but I have since developed a keen interest in language and ended up buying his other book 'stories of English'!. (equally worthy of your hard earned cash)
And to the negative reviewer below; this is a book about how language works, not about how the study of language works.