Words on Words
Quotations about Language and Languages
by David Crystal and Hilary Crystal
Penguin Books, 2000, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0140291342
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
'The quotations are arranged thematically under 65 different headings from 'The Nature of Language' through the 'Language of Politics' to 'Quoting and Misquoting'. There are three indexes - key words, sources and authors - which give the reader different entry points to the collection. Where appropriate, the quotation has been annotated with a brief description of the context so that its full meaning is understood.
This is a uniquely useful and entertaining reference book - collecting the thoughts of hundreds of writers on this most interesting of subjects.'