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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation
    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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  • You Say Potato
    You Say Potato (English, Hardback) Ben Crystal, David Crystal

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

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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 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, 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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  • The Gift of the Gab
    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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  • Words in Time and Place
    Words in Time and Place (English, Hardback) David Crystal

    How has the English language developed over time? How have words entered the English language, or changed their meaning? David Crystal takes us on a wonderful tour through the origins and evolution of 15 groups of words, from dying to spacecraft. His source is the monumental Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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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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  • The Disappearing Dictionary
    The Disappearing Dictionary (English, Hardback) David Crystal

    A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever.

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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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  • Sounds Appealing
    Sounds Appealing (English, Hardback) David Crystal

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

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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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  • 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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  • The Disappearing Dictionary
    The Disappearing Dictionary (English, Paperback) David Crystal

    dabberlick [noun, Scotland] A mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny. 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?'...

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

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

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