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  • Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary by David Crystal
    Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (English, Paperback) David Crystal, Ben Crystal

    Winner of Best Book, Publication, or Recording prize at the Falstaff Awards 2015 and shortlisted for the 2016 SLA Information Book Award. This innovative dictionary is written by leading experts in linguistics and Shakespeare, David and Ben Crystal. It provides students with invaluable support while they read and understand Shakespeare's plays.

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  • You Say Potato by Ben Crystal
    You Say Potato (English, Paperback) Ben Crystal, David Crystal

    An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us

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  • Sounds Appealing by David Crystal
    Sounds Appealing (Hardback) David Crystal

    It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it ... ...

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  • English as a Global Language by David Crystal
    English as a Global Language (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this book is ideal for general readers interested in the English language.

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  • Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus by David Auburn
    Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus (English, Hardback) David Auburn, Rae Armantrout

    Portions of statement of responsibility from jacket.

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  • Spell It Out by David Crystal
    Spell It Out (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign cars, and it stuck. This book takes you on a journey through English spelling.

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  • Shakespeare's Words by David Crystal
    Shakespeare's Words (English, Paperback) David Crystal, Ben Crystal

    Suitable for scholars, students and actors, this book contains glosses and quotes for over 14,000 words that could be misunderstood by modern audience. It features different panels that look at such areas of Shakespeare's language as greetings, swear-words and terms of address.

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  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language by David Crystal
    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    This second edition presents an overhaul of its subject for a new generation of language-lovers.

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  • Think On My Words by David Crystal
    Think On My Words (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    David Crystal provides a lively and original introduction to Shakespeare's language, making his plays easily accessible to modern-day audiences.

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  • The Language Revolution by David Crystal
    The Language Revolution (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    * The author has written separate books on the three separate trends involved in the language revolution, but this is the first time that he has brought them together into a single argument. * The author is a world authority on language and widely published in the field.

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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation by David Crystal
    The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (English, Hardback) David Crystal

    This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronunication (OP), enabling practitioners to deal with any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and the accompanying website hosts sound files as a further aid to pronunciation.

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  • The English Language by David Crystal
    The English Language (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    Provides a survey of the English language in its various forms. This book describes the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and provides a history of English. It includes a chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language.

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  • The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal
    The Story of English in 100 Words (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), the author takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising.

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  • Language Death by David Crystal
    Language Death (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death.

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  • Begat by David Crystal
    Begat (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists, advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others.

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  • The Gift of the Gab by David Crystal
    The Gift of the Gab (English, Hardback) David Crystal

    A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power

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  • A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics by David Crystal
    A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field.

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  • A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology by Samuel Johnson
    A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology (English, Paperback) Samuel Johnson

    "Samuel Johnson's Dictionary", published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. This book contains a selection from the original, offering passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

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  • The Gift of the Gab by David Crystal
    The Gift of the Gab (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power...

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  • How Language Works by David Crystal
    How Language Works (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    Steven Pinker meets Bill Bryson in this landmark exploration of language....

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