Clear demonstration of how language structures link together, description of features and usage and cautions against easy mistakes.
Includes new sections on ethnic variation and electronic communications and analyses of grammar in whole texts to reflect the modern world realistically
Updated to reflect developments in terminology following the National Curriculum and Key Stage 3 framework.
Lively writing style, grammatical examples from a rich range of sources and humorous illustrations.
about David Crystal
David Crystal is known throughout the world as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster on language. He has published extensively on the history and development of English, including The Stories of English (2004), Evolving English (2010), Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language (2010), The Story of English in 100 W