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Words on words : quotations about language and languages

Author: David Crystal; Hilary Crystal
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A thematically structured dictionary of quotations relating to all aspects of language. Ranging from Wilde to Wordsworth and James Bond to Winnie-the-Pooh, 65 sections bring together wise, witty and whimsical insights from over the years.

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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Quotations, maxims, etc
Citations, maximes, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal; Hilary Crystal
ISBN: 0226122018 9780226122014
OCLC Number: 43845668
Description: xi, 580 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Language --
The Nature of Language: The nature and functions of language --
Language in Thinking and Thought: Thinking and reasoning in relation to speech and language --
Language Myths and Origins: The origins and early history of speech and language --
Body Language: Facial expressions, gestures, and other forms of non-verbal communication --
Meaning and Sense: The nature of meaning, definition, sense, and nonsense --
Words or Deeds: The choice between talk and action, language and living --
Ever-changing Language: Continuity and change in language over time; loan words and neologisms --
Arguing About Usage: Issues of usage and correctness in language --
The Language of Youth and Age: Child language, and the changes between youth and old age --
Languages --
Language Diversity: The world's languages; language identity, endangerment, maintenance, and death --
Languages Observed: The supposed qualities of different languages --
Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Being proficient in more than one language --
Translating and Interpreting: The task of translation and interpreting --
Teaching and Learning: Principles and practices of language teaching and learning --
Foreigner Talk: Impressions of foreign languages; speech by and to foreigners --
Analysing Language --
Exposing Language: Terms and techniques for analysing language; linguistics and philology --
Speaking: The nature and functions of speech and speaking --
Pronunciation: Speech sounds, vocal organs, and the sound of the voice --
Listening: The nature and functions of listening and hearing.
Responsibility: David Crystal and Hilary Crystal.
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From Homer to Robert Burns to Rudyard Kipling, writers from all over the world have put pen to paper on the inexhaustible topic of language. This work has collected nearly 5000 quotations about  Read more...


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