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By hook or by crook : a journey in search of English, David Crystal

Label
By hook or by crook : a journey in search of English
Title
By hook or by crook
Title remainder
a journey in search of English
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Combines personal reflections, historical allusions, and traveler's observations about the author's encounters with language and its users throughout the English-speaking world
  • David Crystal has been described by The Times Higher Education Supplement as a "latter-day Samuel Johnson." Now in a delightfully decisive journey through the groves and thickets of the English language, he combines personal reflections, historical allusions, and traveler' s observations to create a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account of his encounters with the language and its speakers. Starting in his British home and moving all the way to Poland and off to San Francisco, Crystal encounters numerous linguistic side roads that he cannot resist exploring. All is subject to Crystal's inquisitive exploration -- from pubs to trains to Tolkien -- and each digression casts new light on the development of English as it is spoken today. By Hook or by Crook is a linguistic travelogue like no other, an attempt to capture the seductive, quirky, teasing, tantalizing nature of language itself -- a jaunty, Bill Bryson-esque exploration of language by our foremost expert on the subject. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Dewey number
  • 420
  • 420
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1711
LC item number
.C79 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
By hook or by crook : a journey in search of English, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HarperPress, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
181601803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9781590200612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)181601803
Label
By hook or by crook : a journey in search of English, David Crystal
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HarperPress, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
181601803
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9781590200612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)181601803

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