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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition (Oxford World's Classics)
H. W. Fowler, David Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2010

No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage . It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humor, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered by many to be the best arbiter of good practice. Now Oxford is bringing back ...
  
  











  



  
Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
David Auburn, Rae Armantrout, ...

Oxford University Press, 2012

Much more than a word list, the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is a browsable source of inspiration as well as an authoritative guide to selecting and using vocabulary. This essential guide for writers provides real-life example sentences and a careful selection of the most relevant synonyms, as well as new usage notes, hints for choosing between similar words, a Word Finder section organized by subject, and a comprehensive language guide. ...
  
  











  



  
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2003

Rarely has a book so packed with accurate and well researched factual information been so widely read and popularly acclaimed. This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers. The book is longer and includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English, in addition to completely updated statistics, further reading suggestions and other ...
  
  











  



  
Pathfinder Player Companion: The Harrow Handbook
Crystal Frasier, Will McCardell, ...

Paizo Publishing, LLC., 2014

Learn the lore behind the mysterious harrow deck and master its secrets to perform remarkable divinations, conduct eerie auguries, and make mind-boggling predictions with the Harrow Handbook. New ways to perform harrow readings and a slew of new character options breathe new life into your game by allowing you to foretell the future and command the course of destiny.
  
  











  



  
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2010

This new, thoroughly revised edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s. Two main new areas have been added: the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages, of which half are thought to be so seriously endangered that they will die out this century. ...
  
  











  



  
Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
David Crystal

St. Martin's Press, 2013

The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophile With The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language. Now, with Spell It Out , he takes on the task of answering all the questions about how we spell: "Why is English spelling so difficult?" Or "Why are good spellers so proud of their achievement that when they see a ...
  
  











  



  
Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
David Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2014

Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to ...
  
  











  



  
The Stories of English
David Crystal

Overlook TP, 2005

The English language is now accepted as the global lingua franca of the modern age, spoken or written in by over a quarter of the human race. But how did it evolve? How did a language spoken originally by a few thousand Anglo-Saxons become one used by more than 1,500 million? What developments can be seen as we move from Beowulf to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Dickens and the present day? A host of fascinating questions are answered in The Stories ...
  
  











  



  
The Story of English in 100 Words
David Crystal

Picador, 2013

In this entertaining history world’s most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on one hundred words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the word "roe" was written down on the bone ankle of a roe deer in the fifth century. Featuring ancient words (‘loaf’), cutting-edge terms that reflect our ...
  
  











  



  
Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary and Language Companion
David Crystal, Ben Crystal

Penguin Books, 2002

One of the world's foremost authorities on the English language, and the actor Ben Crystal, have taken a fresh look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare's poems and plays and compiled a glossary of nearly 14,000 words and meanings that are frequently misunderstood by—or incomprehensible to—the modern reader. Every entry is supported by at least one illustrative quote to help the student, the teacher, the actor, the scholar, and the general ...
  
  











  



  
Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics
David Crystal

Wiley-Blackwell, 2008

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. Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries Coverage reflects recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, making ...
  
  











  



  
A Little Book of Language
David Crystal

Yale University Press, 2011

With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of ...
  
  











  



  
Txtng: The Gr8 Db8
David Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2009

Text messaging has spread like wildfire. Indeed texting is so widespread that many parents, teachers, and media pundits have been outspoken in their criticism of it. Does texting spell the end of western civilization? In this humorous, level-headed and insightful book, David Crystal argues that the panic over texting is misplaced. Crystal, a world renowned linguist and prolific author on the uses and abuses of English, here looks at every ...
  
  











  



  
Deadpool Max
David Lapham

Marvel, 2012

Deadpool uncensored! Government agent Wade Wilson is a valuable assassin, but the unstable killer needs the guidance of a steady hand. It's Bob's job to make sure Deadpool completes his missions - by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Deadpool considers him something of a sidekick, and it's always the sidekick who takes one for the team. Then, Deadpool gets married! But things spiral straight down the tubes when his blushing bride goes on a ...
  
  











  



  
English as a Global Language (Canto Classics)
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2012

David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always ...
  
  











  



  
Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption (Deadpool (Unnumbered))
Jason Aaron, Mike Benson, ...

Marvel, 2011

An all-star lineup of creators takes aim at the Merc with a Mouth to celebrate two historic comic milestones, Deadpool #900 and #1000! If this collection of octane-infused stories by some of comics' hottest talent doesn't make you want to genuflect at the Altar of Wade, nothing will. Thrill as the Merc with a Mouth squares off against probe-happy aliens, trigger-happy mimes and one seriously unhappy fanman.
  
  











  



  
Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide
David Crystal

Routledge, 2011

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. In his engaging trademark style, Crystal addresses the online linguistic issues that affect us on a daily ...
  
  











  



  
How Language Works
David Crystal

Avery Trade, 2007

Steven Pinker meets Bill Bryson in this landmark exploration of language. In the author's own words, " How Language Works is not about music, cookery, or sex. But it is about how we talk about music, cookery, and sex-or, indeed, anything at all." Language is so fundamental to everyday life that we take it for granted. But as David Crystal makes clear in this work of unprecedented scope, language is an extremely powerful tool that defines the ...
  
  











  



  
Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
David Crystal, Ben Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2015

The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is the first of its kind, a brand new illustrated alphabetical dictionary of all the words and meanings students of Shakespeare need to know. Every word has an example sentence selected from the twelve most studied plays including Macbeth , Hamlet , Romeo and Juliet , A Midsummer Night's Dream , and Henry V . Usage notes and theatre notes provide additional background to Shakespearean times ...
  
  











  



  
Language Death (Canto)
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2002

The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all interested in the issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized culture. A leading commentator and popular writer on langauge issues, David Crystal asks the fundamental question, "Why is language death so important?", reviews the reason for the current crisis, and ...
  
  











  








   



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