Originally published October 1992
Page count 352
Dewey decimal 420
Media type Hardcover
|Publisher Hutchinson (UK)
William Morrow & Co (US)|
Publication date October 1992 (UK) August 1993 (US)
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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.