David Crystal's How Language Works is a fascinating tour through the world of language from
one of today's most renowned experts. It ranges over everything from how children learn to read
to what makes words rude or polite, from eyebrow flashes to whistling languages. Unlocking the
secrets of communication in an accessible, entertaining way, this exhilarating book sheds light
on the endless mysteries of the language we speak, write and read every day.