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  • 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...

  • As They Say In Zanzibarby David Crystal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 11.44

    David Crystal, one of the world?s leading commentators on language, tackles the proverbs of the world. In this anthology of global proverbs Crystal brings his customary keen eye and linguistic expertise to this wonderfully rich topic. more...

  • Begatby David Crystal

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    What do the following have in common?Let there be light - A fly in the ointment - A rod of iron - New wine in old bottlesLick the dust - How are the mighty fallen - Kick against the pricks - Wheels within wheelsThey are all in the King James Bible. This astonishing book "has contributed far more to English in the way of idiomatic or quasi-proverbial... more...

  • By Hook Or By Crook: A Journey in Search of Englishby David Crystal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2008; US$ 13.98

    A delightfully discursive, Bill Bryson-esque and personal journey through the groves and the thickets of the English language, by our foremost scholar of the history and structure of the English language. more...

  • Dictionary of Linguistics and Phoneticsby David Crystal

    Wiley 2009; US$ 129.95

    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... more...

  • The Disappearing Dictionaryby David Crystal

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 10.68

    Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little. In The Disappearing Dictionary, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight... more...

  • The English Languageby David Crystal

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 15.98

    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.... more...

  • English as a Global Languageby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 21.00

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

  • English as a Global Languageby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 14.00

    Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this book is ideal for general readers interested in the English language. more...

  • The Fight for Englishby David Crystal

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    Lynne Truss's 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' injected new life into the long-standing arguments over rights and wrongs in English usage. Now David Crystal brings together his own distinctive style and unique expertise to provide the first thorough-going assessment of the ongoing debate. With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal... more...