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Investigating English Style (English Language Series)
David Crystal, Derek Davy

Taylor & Francis, 1973

A series to meet the need for books on modern English that are both up-to-date and authoritative.For the scholar, the teacher, the student and the general reader, but especially for English-speaking students of language and linguistics in institutions where English is the language of instruction, or advanced specialist students of English in universities where English is taught as a foreign language.


The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 1995

. dw, 1995 rep, 1303pp


The Human Tradition in the Civil Rights Movement (The Human Tradition in America)

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006

The American civil rights movement represents one of the most remarkable social revolutions in all of world history. While no one would discount the significance of the leadership of Martin Luther King and others, we should also recognize that the fight could not have been waged without the countless foot soldiers in the trenches. As an important corrective to the traditional "great man" studies, these essays emphasize the importance ...


Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research

University of Chicago Press, 2013

In early 2012, the global scientific community erupted with news that the elusive Higgs boson had likely been found, providing potent validation for the Standard Model of how the universe works. Scientists from more than one hundred countries contributed to this discovery—proving, beyond any doubt, that a new era in science had arrived, an era of multinationalism and cooperative reach. Globalization, the Internet, and digital technology all ...


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 ...


Deadpool Max: Involuntary Armageddon
David Lapham

Marvel, 2011

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, ...


Grassroots Social Action
Charles V. (EDT)/ Ridini, Steven P. (EDT)/ Willard, David A. (EDT)/ Brakke, Crystal (COL)/ Branting, Becky (COL) Willie

Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2007


Deadpool Team-Up - Volume 2
Rob Williams, David Lapham

Marvel, 2010

Everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth continues hacking and wisecracking his way across the Marvel Universe in this second volume of DEADPOOL TEAM-UP! And there's guest-stars galore as he meets up with some of your favorite heroes. First, see Deadpool head over to England where he bumps into Captain Britain and does battle with Slaymaster. Then, what happens when the only person a demonic sorceress named Satana can fi nd to help her is our ...


The World of the Dark Crystal
J.J. Llewellyn, David Odell, ...

Abrams Books: New York., 2003


Thursday Never Looking Back: an Anthology for the End of the World, ...

the Youth & Beauty Brigade, 2012

THURSDAY NEVER LOOKING BACK is an eBook anthology that sought to gather, process, and perform various end-of-the-world scenarios, all to get at the core of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives: the continuing survival of the human spirit against all odds, in all its messy, lovely, impermanent glory. Featuring works by Vince Torres, Kristoffer Berse, Julian de la Cerna, Dean Francis Alfar, Conchitina Cruz, Crystal Koo, Aser Peleg, Chiles ...


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of English Language
David Crystal

Klett Ernst Verlag GmbH, 2004


The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin authentic texts)
Oscar Wilde

Penguin Books Ltd, 1991

Part of the "Penguin Authentic Texts" series of books that examine English language fiction, focusing on literature and language in literature. This book includes notes on language to help clarify text for both native and non-native readers of English. On its publication in 1891, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" was widely condemned for its immorality as, of course, was its author Oscar Wilde. And yet, this novel is an almost moral tale, depicting ...


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 ...


Words on Words: Quotations about language and languages
David Crystal, Hilary Crystal

Penguin Books Ltd, 2000

A thematically structured dictionary of quotations relating to all aspects of language. Ranging from Wilde to Wordsworth and James Bond to Winnie-the-Pooh, 65 sections bring together the wise, witty and whimsical insights from over the years.


English as a Global Language (African Archaeological Review)
David Crystal

Cambridge University Press, 1997

David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language. It includes a historical summary of the global development of English; an analysis, well supported by facts and figures, of the current spread and status of English as a first and second language internationally; and an informed assessment - by one of the leading scholars of and general writers ...


Voices of Hope
Global Poets Guild

Global Poets Guild, 2007

It was from the hands of love that this book was created; five minds came together, four hearts saw my dream. Together we held it in our hands and it grew, blooming into the words that are before you. This is to be the first of many projects, I had so much fun working with Sharon, Joe, Jay, Fred and all of our talented writers who gave their time, gifts and most of all their friendship. I don t think we could have done this project or ...


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

Cambridge University Press, 1987

Where did human language come from? How many languages are there? How do we acquire our first language or learn a second one? The highly acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal answers these and other questions about language. From hieroglyphics to trucker talk, from Shakespeare in pidgin to sneezing in Tongan, this is a stimulating and richly illustrated guide to the variety, structure, history and theory of language. ...


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 ...



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