The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English language – 2nd ed.
Crystal, David (2003)
A revised and updated second edition of this comprehensive reference work on the history, structure and world-wide use of the English language.
Divided into six parts:1) The history of English. 2) English vocabulary. 3) English grammar. 4) Spoken and written English. 5) Using English. 6) Learning about English.
The book is presented in a modern easy to read format with illustrations, maps and diagrams plus authentic examples of use of English in literature, advertising, communication etc. from around the world.
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