<Embed>
  • List Price: CDN$ 24.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 5.77 (23%)
FREE Delivery on your first order. Details
Only 5 left in stock.
Available as a Kindle eBook. Kindle eBooks can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Arrives: Wednesday, Aug 12
Fastest delivery: Sunday, Aug 9
Order within 15 hrs and 15 mins
+ CDN$ 5.91 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships from USA. Please provide recipient full name as it's mandatory for Canada Customs and to avoid any delay. Please give between 2-5 week for delivery. Please provide complete recipient name, as it's mandatory for Canada Customs. 24*7 Customer Service.
1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Language Revolution Paperback – March 12 2004

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
CDN$ 19.22
CDN$ 19.22 CDN$ 12.09
Enter SAVE10 to save 10%. 1 Applicable Promotion
  • Enter SAVE10 to save 10%.
    Save 10% when you spend $100 or more on textbooks. Enter code SAVE10 at checkout. Offered by Amazon.ca. Here's how (restrictions apply)
    Redeemed

click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Save 10% when you spend $100 or more on textbooks. Enter code SAVE10 at checkout. Offered by Amazon.ca. Here's how (restrictions apply)

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Click here to download the iOS app
    Apple
  • Click here to download the Android app
    Android
  • Click here to download the Windows Phone app
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

Product description

Review

"David Crystal has written an admirably clear, accessible and lively account of what he sees as the main ingredients in an ongoing language revolution."

Soelve Ohlander, Moderna Sprak

"An interesting, idea-rich and provoking read."

Linguist List

"This is the first book to deal with the really important question of “what to do next?” After the rise of English, the endangerment of minoritized languages the world over and the web’s tilt toward where the money is, what can we who treasure diversity as the real human (and humanizing) condition “do about” the continued and accelerating demise of scores of languages every month? Crystal is a master of simplifying (but not oversimplifying) the difficult, as well as of involving the reader in ideas and efforts that go beyond the status quo and good intentions. Three cheers for more of the same!'"

Joshua A. Fishman, Yeshiva University, Stanford University and New York University


"A helpful compact overview of global language trends and their relationship to one another."

Jean Aitchison, University of Oxford




"Crystal's insight into the current linguistic climate is valuable, his comment on the revolutionary changes informative and thorough, and his argument characteristically clear."


Dr. Murari Prasad, Yemen Observer Newspaper

From the Back Cover

We are living through the consequences of a linguistic revolution. Dramatic linguistic change has left us at the beginning of a new era in the evolution of human language, with repercussions for many individual languages.


In this book, David Crystal, one of the world’s authorities on language, brings together for the first time the three major trends which he argues have fundamentally altered the world’s linguistic ecology: first, the emergence of English as the world’s first truly global language; second, the crisis facing huge numbers of languages which are currently endangered or dying; and, third, the radical effect on language of the arrival of Internet technology.


Examining the interrelationships between these topics, Crystal encounters a vision of a linguistic future which is radically different from what has existed in the past, and which will make us revise many cherished concepts relating to the way we think about and work with languages. Everyone is affected by this linguistic revolution.


The Language Revolution will be essential reading for anyone interested in language and communication in the twenty-first century.

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5
2 customer ratings
5 star 100% (100%) 100%
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

Top international reviews

Terry Joyes
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Aleksandra O.
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2012
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse