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              Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary
               

              Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (Paperback)

              By Crystal, David; Crystal, Ben; Other Bellamy, Kate

              • RRP: $41.99
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              The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is a brand new, unique, alphabetical colour dictionary of Shakespearean words and meanings, targeted to help students of 11-16 years get a better understanding of Shakespeare anywhere in the world. Ideal for GCSE and for all who love ...reading, studying, watching, or performing Shakespeare.
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              ISBN 9780192737502
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Story of English in 100 Words
               

              The Story of English in 100 Words (Paperback, Main)

              By Crystal, David; Illustrated by Goldsmith, Mike

              • RRP: $28.99
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              Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word ('loaf') to advanced ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), the author takes us along the winding byways of la...nguage via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising.
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              ISBN 9781846684289
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Language (English)
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              The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

              The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crystal, David

              • RRP: $25.99
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              <![CDATA[A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book ...illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence. His lively analysis encompasses everyday situations (wedding speeches, business presentations, storytelling) as well as the oratory of great public gatherings. Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking-from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates topics such as the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or peoples are thought to be more eloquent than others. In the core analysis of the book, Crystal offers an extended and close dissection of Barack Obama's electrifying "Yes we can" speech of 2008, in which the president demonstrated full mastery of virtually every element of eloquence-from the simple use of parallelism and an awareness of what not to say, to his brilliant conclusion constructed around two powerful words: dreams and answers.]]>
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              ISBN 9780300226409
              Released NZ 15 May 2017
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Spell It Out: The singular story of English spelling
               

              Spell It Out: The singular story of English spelling (Paperback, Main)

              By Crystal, David

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              Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign cars, and it stuck. ...This book takes you on a journey through English spelling.
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              ISBN 9781846685682
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2013
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Language (English)
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              Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

              Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation (Paperback, Main)

              By Crystal, David

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              The newest volume in David Crystal's pentalogy of the English language, focusing on the subtleties of pronunciation

              ISBN 9781781256107
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation
               

              Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation (Paperback, Main)

              By Crystal, David

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              The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide to how to use it - now in paperback.

              ISBN 9781781253519
              Released NZ 23 Nov 2016
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 0-0 years
              Language (English)
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              Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar

              Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar (Paperback, Main)

              By Crystal, David

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              The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar.

              ISBN 9781781256022
              Released NZ 22 Nov 2017
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Language (English)
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              Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide
               

              Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide (Hardback)

              By Crystal, David

              • RRP: $212.00
              • $212.00
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              The Internet is now an integral part of contemporary life and linguists are increasingly concerned with how it is impacting on language. In this student-friendly guidebook, David Crystal investigates how so much junk email gets past the spam filter and how to stop it, and he look...s at why we overuse exclamation marks in online communication.
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              ISBN 9780415602686
              Released NZ 27 Jan 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              English - One Tongue, Many Voices
                

              English - One Tongue, Many Voices (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2016)

              By Svartvik, Jan; Leech, Geoffrey; Contributions by Crystal, David

              • RRP: $118.50
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              This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space.

              ISBN 9781137550224
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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              Investigating English Style

              Investigating English Style (Hardback)

              By Crystal, David; Davy, Derek

              • RRP: $247.00
              • $247.00
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              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 languag...e of instruction, or advanced specialist students of English in universities where English is taught as a foreign language.
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              ISBN 9781138167544
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series English Language Series
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