How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die

How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die

Hardcover, 512 pages

Published November 16th 2006 by Harry N. Abrams

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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......more

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About the author(David Crystal)

David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in 1941, he spent his early years in Holyhead. His family moved to Liverpool in 1951, and he received his secondary schooling at St Mary's College. He read En......more

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