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              A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology

              A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology (Paperback, New title)

              By Johnson, Samuel; Edited by Crystal, David

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              Samuel Johnson's Dictionary , published in 1755, marked a milestone in English language which was in need of standards. This work contains a selection from the original, offering passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

              ISBN 9780141441573
              Released NZ 4 Jan 2007
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Penguin Classics
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              Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary

              Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary (Paperback)

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

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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 English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language

              The English Language: A Guided Tour of the Language (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Crystal, David

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              Provides a survey of the English language in its various forms. This book describes the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and provides a history of English. It includes a chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language.

              ISBN 9780141003962
              Released NZ 16 May 2002
              Publisher Penguin
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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

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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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              Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide
               

              Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide (Hardback)

              By Crystal, David

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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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              Investigating English Style
               

              Investigating English Style (Hardback)

              By Crystal, David; Davy, Derek

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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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              The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

              The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works (Hardback)

              By Crystal, David

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              A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power

              ISBN 9780300214260
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2016
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              English - One Tongue, Many Voices
                

              English - One Tongue, Many Voices (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed. 2006)

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

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              Tells the story of the English language in three ways. This book traces the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago. It shows the geographical spread of the language in its increasing diversity. It argues that, in spite of the amazing variety and p...lurality of English, it remains a single language.
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              ISBN 9781403918307
              Released NZ 18 Oct 2006
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
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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

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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
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              Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research

              Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research (Hardback)

              By Montgomery, Scott L.; Foreword by Crystal, David

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              In all scientific endeavors lies the ancient drive for sharing ideas and knowledge, and now this can be accomplished in a single tongue - English. But is this a good thing? This author answers this question by investigating the phenomenon of English in science, how and why it cam...e about, the forms in which it appears, and what is its future.
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              ISBN 9780226535036
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2013
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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