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  • How Language Works
    How Language Works (Paperback) David Crystal

    Features a survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work. This work also talks about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we're from and even who we want to be.

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  • The Story of English in 100 Words
    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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  • Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
    Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (English, Paperback) David 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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  • The Stories of English
    The Stories of English (Paperback) David Crystal

    This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

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  • Spell It Out
    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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  • The Gift of the Gab
    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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  • Shakespeare's Words
    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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  • You Say Potato
    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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  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    This completely revised and expanded edition of Crystal's acclaimed book incorporates developments in the lively field of language study.

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  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
    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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  • A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology
    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 English Language
    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 Be
    The Story of Be (English, Hardback) David Crystal

    It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining examples and cartoons.

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

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

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  • Profiling Grammar
    Profiling Grammar (English, Hardback) Martin J. Ball

    This collection brings together twelve new language profiles of the Language Assessment Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP) from around the world. It will be an invaluable resource for speech-language pathologists in many countries, and for those wishing to analyse the grammatical abilities of clients of many linguistic backgrounds.

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  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
    A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (English, Paperback) H. W. Fowler

    "A dictionary of modern English usage first published 1926"--T.p. verso.

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  • Internet Linguistics
    Internet Linguistics (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    The Internet is now an integral part of contemporary life, and linguists are increasingly studying its influence on language. In this student-friendly guidebook, leading language authority Professor David Crystal follows on from his landmark bestseller Language and the Internet and presents the area as a new field: Internet linguistics....

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  • A Little Book of Language
    A Little Book of Language (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, this book reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. It sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word.

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  • English as a Global Language
    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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