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Old 09-05-2013, 04:10 AM
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Perhaps it's more limited in scope than what you're looking for but I found David Crystal's The English Language very enjoyable. However, I must point out that when I read it in the early 90's, I thought that some of the studies he referenced were old (dating from the 50's or 60's). Still, it contained lots of valuable and sometimes funny information. What's more, I think there's a new edition.