Kidnapping, attempted assassination, espionage ...not the answers you'd expect to the question 'what happens when you become a linguist?' But now, reflecting on a long and hugely successful career at the forefront of the field of English Language and Linguistics, David Crystal answers this question and offers us a special look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language.
Both an autobiography and a highly accessible introduction to the field of linguistics, Just a Phrase I'm Going Through illuminates and entertains us with its many insights into the ever-fascinating subject of language.
David Crystal is synonymous with language, both as a great populariser and linguistic pioneer, and his contribution to the field is unparalleled.
This is a book not just for students and teachers but for all lovers of language.
For more about David Crystal at Routledge, visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415485746.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, , black & white plates, colour plates
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/04/2009
- Category: linguistics
- ISBN: 9780415485746