Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language

Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language

by David Crystal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590202630
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Map     xv
By Hook or by Crook: Gaerwen     1
Making a Beeline: Menai     13
We Want Information: Portmeirion     31
Where are You From?: Welshpool     50
Good Evening, Each: Birmingham     70
Book-Browser Syndrome: Hay     88
Now Godiva was a Lady: Leominster     108
The Robot's not Working: Risbury     128
Who was Leonard Slye?: Stratford     150
Shall We Shog?: Kolkata     172
A Rash of Dermatologists: Arden     188
A Wheelbarrow Called Wilberforce: Lichfield     207
How do You Like Your Eggs?: San Francisco     228
My Husband is Without: Lodz     248
I'm Jack: Llangollen     267
On the Way: References and Sources     287
Index of Places     293
Index of People and Characters     301
Index of Topics     307

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