Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Walking English

Walking English Cover

Walking English

A Journey in Search of Language

By David Crystal

Overlook Press, Paperback, 9781590202630, 314pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Description
Starting in Wales and moving from England to San Francisco by way of, yes, Poland, Crystal encounters numerous linguistic side roads that he cannot resist exploring, from pubs to trains to Tolkien. Walking English captures the seductive, quirky, teasing, tantalizing nature of the language itself?a Bill Bryson-esque exploration of language by our foremost expert on the subject.


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


NPR
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

Whether near his home in Wales or abroad, linguist David Crystal always travels with an insatiable curiosity about the English language. For his book, Walking English, he hit the road in search of new linguistic experiences. More at NPR.org

NPR Audio Player Requires Flash Upgrade: Please upgrade your plug-in to view this content.