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A Mouthful of Air

(1992)
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Yeats once wrote of a poem, saying he had "made it out of a mouthful of air." Burgess advances this point by presenting a fascinating survey of language--how it operates, and how it will develop in the future--that ranges from Shakespearean pronunciation to the place of English in the world family of languages.

    


Hardback Editions

August 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Mouthful of Air: Language, Languages...Especially English
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-688-11935-2 / 978-0-688-11935-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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October 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Mouthful of Air: Language and Languages, Especially English
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-09-177415-2 / 978-0-09-177415-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

October 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Mouthful of Air: Language, Languages...Especially English
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-688-13789-X / 978-0-688-13789-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quill
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September 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mouthful Of Air: Language and Languages, Especially English
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-09-922401-1 / 978-0-09-922401-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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