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The Penguin dictionary of language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1999.
Series: Penguin reference books
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"What precisely are structuralism, semiotics and sociolinguistics? What distinguishes pidgins from creoles, gerunds from gerundives, and the hard palate from the soft palate? How many people speak Macedonian, Malay or Makua? Now in its second edition, David Crystal's authoritative dictionary provides answers to all these questions and to many hundreds of others concerned with language and linguistics."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crystal, David, 1941-
Penguin dictionary of language.
London : Penguin, 1999
(OCoLC)649579138
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0140514163 9780140514162
OCLC Number: 59441560
Notes: Previous edition: published as An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.
Description: vii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin reference books
Responsibility: David Crystal.

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