A Little Book of Language Little Histories eBook ✓

With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemedrelevant In this charming volume a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retellingFrom the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messagingA Little Book of Language ranges widely revealing language’s myriad intricacies and quirks In animated fashion Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles the origins of obscure accents and the search for the first written word He discusses the plight of endangered languages as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization Muchthan a history Crystal’s work looks forward to the future of language exploring the effect of technology on our day to day reading writing and speech Through enlightening tables diagrams and quizzes as well as Crystal’s avuncular and entertaining style A Little Book of Language will reveal the story of language to be a captivating tale for all agesWith a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemedrelevant In this charming volume a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retellingFrom the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messagingA Little Book of Language ranges widely revealing language’s myriad intricacies and quirks In animated fashion Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles the origins of obscure accents and the search for the first written word He discusses the plight of endangered languages as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization Muchthan a history Crystal’s work looks forward to the future of language exploring the effect of technology on our day to day reading writing and speech Through enlightening tables diagrams and quizzes as well as Crystal’s avuncular and entertaining style A Little Book of Language will reveal the story of language to be a captivating tale for all agesWith a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemedrelevant In this charming volume a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retellingFrom the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messagingA Little Book of Language ranges widely revealing language’s myriad intricacies and quirks In animated fashion Crystal sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles the origins of obscure accents and the search for the first written word He discusses the plight of endangered languages as well as successful cases of linguistic revitalization Muchthan a history Crystal’s work looks forward to the future of language exploring the effect of technology on our day to day reading writing and speech Through enlightening tables diagrams and quizzes as well as Crystal’s avuncular and entertaining style A Little Book of Language will reveal the story of language to be a captivating tale for all ages


7 thoughts on “A Little Book of Language Little Histories

  1. says:

    Interesting book if a little to simple To say it differently it is good for starters but a little to simple if you know something about the matter Still did not regret buying it entertaining lecture