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A Mouthful of Air

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Language  English
Pages  352
Originally published  October 1992
Page count  352
OCLC  27224188

Subject  Linguistics
ISBN  0-09-177415-2
Author  Anthony Burgess
Dewey decimal  420
Media type  Hardcover
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Publisher  Hutchinson (UK) William Morrow & Co (US)
Publication date  October 1992 (UK) August 1993 (US)
Similar  Anthony Burgess books, Other books

A Mouthful of Air: Language and Languages, Especially English is a work on the subject of linguistics by Anthony Burgess published in 1992.

Among the topics covered are: the mechanics of linguistic sounds; the development of the English language and its connections with other languages; the making of dictionaries; the importance of slang; the International Phonetic Alphabet; the role of dialect; the best way to learn a foreign language; and a look at specific languages, including Japanese and Malay.

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