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

Crystal, David
ISBN:
9780739482896

Why do languages die? How are they born? How do we make speech sounds? How do we write? This book provides easy going summaries of everything to do with language. Students of linguistics will find it useful as it contains a background to all the usual things included in a linguistics degree from phonology to the origins of language.

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