How Language Works

How Language Works Cover

How Language Works

How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning, and Languages Live or Die

By David Crystal

Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585678488, 500pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2006

Whether looking at the whistle languages of the Canary Islands or describing the layout of the human throat, this landmark book will enrich the lives of everyone who reads it.

About the Author
David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia. "