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The Resource A little book of language, David Crystal

A little book of language, David Crystal

Label
A little book of language
Title
A little book of language
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, understanding the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
360902
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Dewey number
400
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P118
LC item number
.C74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Language acquisition
Target audience
adult
Label
A little book of language, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Baby talk -- From cries to words -- Learning how to understand -- Making vibrations -- Pronouncing sounds -- Discovering grammar -- Having a conversation -- Learning to read and write -- Getting to grips with spelling -- Spelling rules and variations -- Grammar rules and variations -- Accents and dialects -- Being bilingual -- The language of the world -- The origins of speech -- Modern writing -- Sign language -- Comparing languages -- Dying languages -- Language variation -- Language at work -- Slang -- Dictionaries -- Etymology -- Place names -- The electronic revolution -- Texting -- Language at play -- Why use language? -- Language for feelings -- Political correctness -- Language in literature -- Developing a style -- The complexity of language -- Linguistics -- Applied linguistics -- Your language world
Control code
2009037998
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780300170825
Lccn
2009037998
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A little book of language, David Crystal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Baby talk -- From cries to words -- Learning how to understand -- Making vibrations -- Pronouncing sounds -- Discovering grammar -- Having a conversation -- Learning to read and write -- Getting to grips with spelling -- Spelling rules and variations -- Grammar rules and variations -- Accents and dialects -- Being bilingual -- The language of the world -- The origins of speech -- Modern writing -- Sign language -- Comparing languages -- Dying languages -- Language variation -- Language at work -- Slang -- Dictionaries -- Etymology -- Place names -- The electronic revolution -- Texting -- Language at play -- Why use language? -- Language for feelings -- Political correctness -- Language in literature -- Developing a style -- The complexity of language -- Linguistics -- Applied linguistics -- Your language world
Control code
2009037998
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 260 p.
Isbn
9780300170825
Lccn
2009037998
Other physical details
ill.

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