Table of contents for The Cambridge encyclopedia of language / David Crystal.

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1 Popular ideas about language; 2 Language and identity; 3 The structure of language; 4 The medium of language: speaking and listening; 5 The medium of language: reading and writing; 6 The medium of language: signing and seeing; 7 Child language acquisition; 8 Language, brain and handicap; 9 The languages of the world; 10 Language in the world; 11 Language and communication Appendices 1 Glossary; 2 Special symbols and abbreviations used in The Encyclopedia of Language; 3 Table of the world's languages; 4 Further reading; 5 References; 6 Index of langauges, families, dialects and scripts; 7 Index of authors and personalities; 8 Index of topics

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Language and languages -- Dictionaries.
Linguistics -- Dictionaries.