Journals Higher Education

$18.95

Hardcover

13 December 2009

176 Pages

5 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199574155


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What Made The Crocodile Cry?

101 Questions about the English Language

Susie Dent

  • Susie Dent draws on her popular television coverage of curious questions about English
  • Supported by evidence from Oxford Dictionaries, the world's largest language research programme
  • Reveals fascinating facts about all areas of our language, from word origins and spelling to grammar and usage
  • Entertaining examples given throughout: the perfect gift for linguistic browsers
  • Wonderfully accessible: the author's erudition is lightly worn
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