This item how language works how babies babble words change meaning and languages live or die by david crystal paperback 1627 only 14 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Detailing not only the history of language but also the importance how language works is a great start to any budding linguists collection this book covers everything to do with the development and depth of language not only as a whole but also individually covering dialects pidgins and creoles . How language works the cognitive science of linguistics edition 30 an introductory course in linguistics freely available for downloading and mirroring author michael gasser indiana university. In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work david crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. In the authors own words how language works is not about music cookery or sex but it is about how we talk about music cookery and sex or indeed anything at all language is so fundamental to everyday life that we take it for granted but as david crystal makes clear in this work of unprecedented scope language is an extremely
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