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Language is the life blood of a culture, and to be interested in culture is in some sense to be interested in language, in the shapes and sounds of words, in the history of reading, writing, and speech, in the endless variety of dialects and slangs, in the incessant creativity of the human mind as it reaches out to others. It is surprising then that until now there has ...more
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Published 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA
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A useful reference book if it can be bought cheap - otherwise borrow it. Authoritative and interesting.
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