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  • 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...

  • 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 Deathby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 19.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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$ 30.95

    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...

  • Begatby David Crystal

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...