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How language works

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ranges 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 book sheds light on the endless mysteries we speak, write and read every day.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0140515380 9780140515381 9780141037363 0141037369
OCLC Number: 709809779
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 500 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: David Crystal.

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Ranges 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 book sheds light on the endless mysteries we speak, write and read every day.

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