How Language Works

How Language Works

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David Crystal's How Language Works is a fascinating tour through the world of language from one of today's most renowned experts. It ranges over everything from how children learn to read to what makes words rude or polite, from eyebrow flashes to whistling languages. Unlocking the secrets of communication in an accessible, entertaining way, this exhilarating book sheds light on the endless mysteries of the language we speak, write and read every day.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 111 x 181mm
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • export ed
  • 0141037369
  • 9780141037363

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788 ratings
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4 40% (316)
3 29% (227)
2 5% (42)
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