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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 Team-Up Vol. 2: Special Relationship, ...

Marvel, 2010

Collects Deadpool Team-Up #893-889. The Merc With a Mouth continues his calamitous cruise through the Marvel Universe and this time, no one is safe! Everyone's favorite maniac joins some of Marvel's best and brightest in this collection of tasteless team-ups. Deadpool travels to the UK for tea, crumpets and a fistfight with Captain Britain, battles demons for the love of the sultry Satana, takes on the merciless Mr. X, puts on a puppet show ...
  
  











  



  
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 Story of English in 100 Words

St. Martin's Press, 2012

The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages. In The Story of English in 100 Words , an entertaining history of the world’s most ubiquitous language, 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 first definitively ...
  
  











  



  
Deadpool: Dead Head Redemption, ...

Marvel, 2011

Collects Deadpool #900 and Deadpool #1000. Thrill as the Merc with a Mouth squares off against probe-happy aliens, trigger-happy mimes, mimes from outer space, urban cannibals, underage hit men, one seriously unhappy fanman and Lady Luck herself!
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain

OUP Oxford, 2013

Wordsmiths and Warriors explores the heritage of English through the places in Britain that shaped it. It unites the warriors, whose invasions transformed the language, with the poets, scholars, reformers, and others who helped create its character. The book relates a real journey. David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles to produce this fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue, from locations in south-east ...
  
  











  



  
Grief, Meth, Addiction, God & Zen: A 45 Year Old Man's Journey With Death, Reality & Recovery, (meth ...

David Carlyle, 2014

Grief, Meth, Addiction, God & Zen ~ A Personal Story Of Recovery And Renewed Integrity The inspiring personal story of triumph over methamphetamine and crystal meth addiction. Meth addiction memoirs. At 45, successful, full of hopes and dreams for the future, life slapped me in the face and I didn't know how to cope. While dealing with grief and depression a friend introduced me to crystal meth and I was hooked immediately. For three ...
  
  











  



  
Pronouncing Shakespeare: The Globe Experiment
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 2005

How did Shakespeare's plays sound when they were originally performed? How can we know, and could the original pronunciation ever be recreated? For three days in June 2004 Shakespeare's Globe presented their production of Romeo and Juliet in original, Shakespearian pronunciation. In an unusual blend of autobiography, narrative, and academic content, reflecting the unique nature of the experience, this 2005 book by David Crystal recounts the ...
  
  











  



  
Deadpool Max: Second Cut
David Lapham

Marvel, 2013

Marvel's most mentally misaligned misanthrope, Deadpool, returns in a gloriously raw, uncensored shoot-'em-up romp across America with his good buddy Hydra Bob, a boatload of explosives, enough military-grade weaponry to sink your battleship and a cocktail of mood-altering pharmaceuticals. When Bob is framed for a terrorist act on American soil and hunted by the U.S. government, he and his best friend Deadpool go on the run in a heartfelt, ...
  
  











  



  
Deadpool Max: Involuntary Armageddon
David Lapham

Marvel, 2012

Deadpool never thought it would happen to him. He never thought his new life as a non-killing dad would start out so blissfully and end up like this - with his wife having all the espionage-themed fun and him at home taking care of a screaming baby, wondering when its batteries will run out. Can Deadpool pull his life back together, save his marriage and stop the spread of the deadly Liquid X? Probably not, but one out of three ain't bad. Then, ...
  
  











  



  
The Stories of English

Overlook, 2005

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language
David Crystal

Penguin Global, 2004

This is the definitive survey of the English language-in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world, and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language."
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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