David Crystal — Words Words Words, 2007 год


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Words Words Words - David Crystal

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— Explores the endlessly fascinating world of words
— World-renowned expert draws on a lifetime’s experience
— From the world’s No. 1 language publisher
Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words.
Drawing on a lifetime’s experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication. Language has no life of its own: it only exists in the mouths and ears, hands, eyes and brains of its users. As we are guided expertly and passionately through the mysteries and delights of word origins, histories, spellings, regional and social variations, taboo words, jargon, and wordplay, the contribution we all play in shaping the linguistic world around us becomes evident.
Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where we come from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.

ISBN: 9780199210770
мягкая обложка, 224 стр.
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