Front cover image for The English language

The English language

Print Book, English, 1990, 1988
Penguin Books, London, England, 1990, 1988
x, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
9780140135329, 0140135324
The English language today : Pidgins and Creoles
Grammar : grammar and you
Vocabulary : how large is your vocabulary?
Pronunciation : received pronunciation
Spelling : spelling reform
Language variety : trucker talk
English at play : sound symbolism
Personal English : statistical laws?
Old English : casting the runes
Middle English : the origins of modern standard English
Early modern English : words then and now
English around the world : British and American English
English today : plain English
English tomorrow
Cover sub-title: A guided tour of the language by the presenter of BBC Radio 4's English Now
"Penguin language and linguistics"--Cover
"First published in Pelican Books 1988"--Title page verso