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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 ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
You Say Potato
Ben Crystal, David Crystal

Macmillan, 2014

Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Fine, A very fine copy.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain
David Crystal, Hilary Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2013

Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, poets, reformers, dictionary writers. Part travelogue, part history, this beautifully illustrated book is full of unexpected delights. The book relates a real journey. David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles to produce this ...
  
  











  



  
The Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left
David Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2007

The story of battles--both past and present--surrounding English language usage, The Fight for English explores why millions of people feel linguistically inferior. Unhappy with the "zero tolerance" approach to punctuation offered by Lynn Truss's Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, David Crystal offers a view of the subject that is much more balanced. Instead of answering the claims made by other manuals of English usage, Crystal provides an ...
  
  











  



  
Think On My Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Language
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2008

'You speak a language that I understand not.' Hermione's words to Leontes in The Winter's Tale are likely to ring true with many people reading or watching Shakespeare's plays today. For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times, and in recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest into aspects of his language. So how can we better understand Shakespeare? How did he manipulate language to produce such an unrivaled ...
  
  











  



  
The Shakespeare Miscellany
David Crystal, Ben Crystal

Overlook Hardcover, 2005

In the best tradition of sound-bites and pithily entertaining witticism, David and Ben Crystal's The Shakespeare Miscellany gathers together essential facts and fascinating insights about William Shakespeare--probably the most famous writer of all time--and the world in which he lived and worked. The Shakespeare Miscellany includes essential biographical facts (and fictions) that have been part of Shakespeariana for centuries, as well as a ...
  
  











  



  
Think on my Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Language (Canto Classics)
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2012

For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times, and in recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest in aspects of his language. So how can we better understand Shakespeare? David Crystal provides a lively and original introduction to Shakespeare's language, making his plays easily accessible to modern-day audiences. Covering the five main dimensions of language structure - writing system, pronunciation, grammar, ...
  
  











  



  
Words Words Words
David Crystal

Oxford University Press, 2007

"Lexicography is not just an exercise in linguistic accounting," writes preeminent English language scholar David Crystal in this exceptionally lively and erudite little book. "It is a voyage of lexical exploration and discovery." In Words, Words, Words , Crystal takes readers on a fascinating linguistic adventure, exploring the English language in all its oddity, complexity, and ever-changing beauty. Traveling from word origins and word ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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