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  • Language Deathby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 18.00

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

  • Think On My Wordsby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    A lively introduction to Shakespeare's language, creating a greater appreciation of his linguistic creativity. more...

  • Pronouncing Shakespeareby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    The story behind the production of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe in original, Shakespearian pronunciation, first published in 2005. more...

  • English as a Global Languageby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    Crystal presents an account of the rise and status of English as a global language. more...

  • Language and the Internetby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00

    The first popular examination of language on the Internet by a leading authority. more...

  • Language and the Internetby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    A revealing insight into the language of the Internet, looking at e-mail, chat, the Web, instant messaging and blogging. more...

  • How Language Worksby David Crystal

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.95

    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... more...

  • Dictionary of Linguistics and Phoneticsby David Crystal

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 116.95

    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... more...

  • Just A Phrase I'm Going Throughby David Crystal

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 28.95

    Kidnapping, attempted assassination, espionage ? not the answers you?d expect to the question ?what happens when you become a linguist?? But now, reflecting on a long and hugely successful career at the forefront of the field of English Language and Linguistics, David Crystal answers this question and offers us a special look behind the scenes... more...

  • A Little Book of Languageby David Crystal

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    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... more...