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How language works : how babies babble, words change meaning, and languages live or die / David Crystal.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 401.4 CRY (Text) 30032010420633 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781583332917 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xii, 500 pages : illustrations, map ; 23cm
  • Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Avery, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-486) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introducing language -- Spoken language -- Written language -- Sign language -- Language structure -- Discourse -- Dialects -- Languages -- Multilingualism -- Looking after language.
Summary, etc.: Discusses the origins of languages, how children learn to speak, how e-mail differs from both speech and writing, how language reveals a person's social status, and how we decide whether a word is rude or polite.
Subject: Language and languages.

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