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By Hook of By Crook : A Journey in Search of English
Crystal, David,
Harper Collins,
ISBN 10: 0007255020
ISBN 13: 9780007255023

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By Hook or By Crook: A Journey in Search of English
Crystal, David      
ISBN: 9780007255023
Harper Collins,  2007. Edition Unstated  Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language & Linguistics; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780007255023. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 27045. Very Good Condition
Price: $27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 27045
Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books  
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By Hook or By Crook : A Journey in Search of English
Crystal, David      
ISBN: 9780007255023
Collins, Australia, 2007.   Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good/. . 314 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Remainder mark on page edges. A delightfully discursive, Bill Bryson-esque and personal journey through the groves and the thickets of the English language, by our foremost scholar of the history and structure of the English language. David Crystal has been described (by the Times Higher Education Supplement) as a sort of 'latter day Dr Johnson', a populist linguist who has promoted the study of the English language in an academic and broadcasting career that has so far spanned 40 years and nearly 100 books. Now, in his first book for Harper Press, he has written an engaging travel book of more general appeal. Inspired by W. G. Sebald's 'The Rings of Saturn' and by Bill Bryson's books, he has combined personal reflections, historical allusions and traveller observations to create a mesmerising (and entertaining) narrative account of his encounters with the English language and its speakers throughout the world - from Bangor to Bombay and from Stratford to San Francisco. 'By Hook or by Crook' is an attempt to capture the exploratory, seductive, teasing, tantalising nature of language study. As such, it will appeal to the ever - growing market who like to be entertained as well as instructed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; ISBN/EAN: 9780007255023. Inventory No: 13050218. Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13050218
Bookseller: Manyhills Books  
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