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  • A Little Book of Language

  • By: David Crystal
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language's myriad intricacies and quirks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read!

  • By Fruta Fresca on 02-21-16

A must read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-21-16

I received a paperback copy of this book and forgot it by a friend. It was so engaging I purchased it on audible to continue reading. The author is not only knowledgeable but humorous and the book is organized in a most readable (listenable) way.

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