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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (Third Edition)
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (Third Edition)

Published: June 2010
Our Price: R615.78

Product Code: 9780521736503

This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century.

Author: David Crystal
  • All language statistics have been updated, and additional information provided about their linguistic affiliation
  • All topics involving technology have been revised to take account of recent developments, notably in phonetics, language disability, and computing
  • Maps have been revised to include new countries or country names
  • Special attention has been paid to fast-moving areas such as language teaching and learning
  • The text design has been completely updated with many new illustrations throughout
  • Features new sections on the rise of electronic communications and language death
  • Incorporates all major developments in language study since the mid 1990s
  • Statistics, geographical information, illustrations and text design have all been revised and updated from the last edition

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