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The Resource A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English, Anthony Burgess

A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English, Anthony Burgess

Label
A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English
Title
A mouthful of air
Title remainder
language, languages-- especially English
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Burgess
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A survey of language, how it operates now, how it got to be that way, how it will develop in the future, Shakespeare's pronunciation, English newly generated abroad, everyday speech, and the place of English in the world family of languages
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burgess, Anthony
Dewey number
420
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1072
LC item number
.B796 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Language and languages
Label
A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English, Anthony Burgess
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Signals in the dark -- The science of language -- Language in action -- The things we speak with -- The buzzes and hisses and bangs -- Flutings -- Putting sounds on the road -- Sounds that we see -- The ear becomes the eye -- The word -- Should we learn foreign languages? -- Language as a family affair -- The tongue of the British -- The Teutons -- Daughters of Latin -- The Russians are coming -- Malay -- Japanese -- Can Babel be unbuilt? -- English from the outside -- Sounds from the past -- How did Shakespeare speak his lines? -- Transatlantic -- The dialect business -- Scots, Scottis, Scottish, Scotch -- Their own thing -- Low-life language -- The dictionary makers -- Giving it straight -- What we call literature -- Biblical matters -- Epilogue : what and how should we teach?
Control code
27224188
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780688119355
Lccn
92045117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1533256
Label
A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English, Anthony Burgess
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Signals in the dark -- The science of language -- Language in action -- The things we speak with -- The buzzes and hisses and bangs -- Flutings -- Putting sounds on the road -- Sounds that we see -- The ear becomes the eye -- The word -- Should we learn foreign languages? -- Language as a family affair -- The tongue of the British -- The Teutons -- Daughters of Latin -- The Russians are coming -- Malay -- Japanese -- Can Babel be unbuilt? -- English from the outside -- Sounds from the past -- How did Shakespeare speak his lines? -- Transatlantic -- The dialect business -- Scots, Scottis, Scottish, Scotch -- Their own thing -- Low-life language -- The dictionary makers -- Giving it straight -- What we call literature -- Biblical matters -- Epilogue : what and how should we teach?
Control code
27224188
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780688119355
Lccn
92045117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1533256

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