Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 January 2010

192 Pages | Some tables & charts

5 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199574094

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Damp Squid

The English Language Laid Bare

Jeremy Butterfield

  • Written using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank, containing over 2 billion words
  • Reveals fascinating facts about the English language
  • Explores all areas of our language, from spelling and speech to idioms and idiosyncrasies
  • Entertaining examples and useful charts given throughout
  • Wonderfully accessible and dynamic, outstandingly browsable: the perfect gift