Just A Phrase I'm Going Through

Just A Phrase I'm Going Through : My Life in Language

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Kidnapping, attempted assassination, espionage...not the answers you'd expect to the question 'what happens when you become a linguist?' But now, reflecting on a long and hugely successful career at the forefront of the field of English Language and Linguistics, David Crystal answers this question and offers us a special look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language. Both an autobiography and a highly accessible introduction to the field of linguistics, Just a Phrase I'm Going Through illuminates and entertains us with its many insights into the ever-fascinating subject of language. David Crystal is synonymous with language, both as a great populariser and linguistic pioneer, and his contribution to the field is unparalleled. This audio book is not just for students and teachers but for all lovers of language. 4 discs. Running time: 5 hours approx. Abridged.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 4 pages
  • 127 x 137.16 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • 0415547903
  • 9780415547901
  • 1,298,018

Table of contents

Contents Prologue 1 Being a linguist 2 A semilingual start 3 New worlds 4 Liverpool school 5 Extra-curricular acts 6 Learning, and not learning, about language 7 Becoming academic 8 Surveying 9 Worlds within worlds 10 Becoming professional 11 The sexy subject 12 Meeting a need 13 Choices and consequences 14 Meetings and meetings 15 Looking for remedies 16 Why did you resign? 17 The encyclopedia game 18 Schizoid man 19 Busyness and business Epilogueshow more

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