How Language Works

How Language Works

eBook - 2007
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In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way we find out about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where wersquo;re from and even who we want to be.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007, c2006.
ISBN: 9780141911731
0141911735
Characteristics: 1 online resource (500 p.)

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