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Yale University Press
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A history and discussion of language written specifically for a young audience in an accessible and entertaining style. He sheds light on fascinating aspects of linguistic history and looks forward to the future, exploring the effect of technology on our day-to-day reading, writing and speech. 'Crystal-clear, witty and informative, a book to bring out the linguist in us all' Roger McGough
David Crystal is one of the world's preeminent language specialists. Writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster, he is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has written nearly 100 books, including The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language, By Hook or By Crook: A Journey in Search of English, Txtng: The Gr8 Db8, The Stories of English, and Rediscover Grammar, and has published widely on phonetics, Shakespeare's language, and child language. In 1995 he was awarded the OBE for services to the English language. He lives in Holyhead, UK.
"'David Crystal is not just a great linguist, but a true champion and lover of language.' (Benjamin Zephaniah) 'Crystal-clear, witty and informative, a book to bring out the linguist in us all.' (Roger McGough) 'demotic, lively, rigorous but unabashedly unpedantic David Crystal reminds us that living languages know no boundaries, that they adapt themselves joyously to new conditions. Here he indulges himself with great good humour in his little book of love for the pleasures of language and words worldwide.' (Iain Finlayson, The Times (London)) 'A Little Book of Language is a simple history of all language, taking in phonetics, development, social uses, the internet, endangered languages and a touch of literature.' (Joy Lo Dico, The Independent On Sunday) 'A Little Book of Language may be for children (of all ages, as the saying goes), yet it's by no means childish or juvenile. In other words, buy it for your son or daughter, but read it yourself.' (Michael Dirda, Washington Post)"