Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language (Paperback)

A Journey in Search of Language

By David Crystal

Overlook Press, 9781590202630, 314pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



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. "

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