Review: HOW LANGUAGE WORKS by David Crystal

A Book About Language, With No Phoneme Unturned

by Paul Dickson for NY Times Books (Dec. 18, 2006)

“When I first began reading David Crystal’s “How Language Works,” I was a bit perplexed. It seemed to be moving too fast and too abruptly through topics and sub-topics. There were no transitions and no chatty digressions. It was like being in the back seat of a taxi whose driver had his foot to the floor.”

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