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  • 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...

  • As They Say In Zanzibarby David Crystal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Words in Time and Placeby David Crystal

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical... more...

  • You Say Potatoby Ben Crystal; David Crystal

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 22.72

    Some people say scohn, while others say schown. He says bath, while she says bahth. You say potayto. I say potahto. And - wait a second, no one says potahto. No one's ever said potahto. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father David travel the world... 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$ 18.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...