Walter Nash, 7 January 1988
Show More The World’s Major Languages edited by Bernard Comrie.
Croom Helm, 1025 pp., £50, March 1988, 9780709932437Show More
Studies in Lexicography edited by Robert Burchfield.
Oxford, 200 pp., £27.50, April 1988, 0 19 811945 3Show More
Van Winkle’s Return: Change in American English 1966-1986 by Kenneth Wilson.
University Press of New England, 193 pp., £7.95, August 1988, 0 87451 394 4Show More
Words at Work: Lectures on Textual Structure by Randolph Quirk.
Longman, 137 pp., £5.75, March 1988, 9780582001206Show More
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal.
Cambridge, 472 pp., £25, November 1988, 0 521 26438 3Show More
“... a national consciousness (Dr Ramson), in the geographical diffusion of a vocabulary (the admirable Frederic Cassidy on the Dictionary of American Regional English), or in the historical tradition of words (Malkiel). In the course of these expositions the imagination is caught, as so often happens, by things incidentally said: for instance, by ...”