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              The Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language

              The Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language (Hardback)

              By Crystal, David

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              It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, w...ith the help of wonderfully entertaining examples and cartoons.
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              ISBN 9780198791096
              Released NZ 18 May 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              English - One Tongue, Many Voices
                

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

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

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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 9781137550217
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age 19+ years
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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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              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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              The Stories of English

              The Stories of English (Paperback)

              By Crystal, David

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              This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, dialect and slang among them) developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

              ISBN 9780141015934
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2005
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Making Sense of Grammar
                

              Making Sense of Grammar (Paperback, New title)

              By Crystal, David

              • RRP: $151.50
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              The author explains structure and then shows how it works in different language contexts - the literary, the non-literary, the spoken and the written. He explores a wide range of linguistic themes including sociolinguistics, language acquisition and register, and shows how our la...nguage can be interpreted.
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              ISBN 9780582848634
              Released NZ 15 May 2004
              Publisher Pearson Education
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Little Book of Language

              A Little Book of Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crystal, David

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              From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, this book reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. It sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word....
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              ISBN 9780300170825
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2011
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Little Histories
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              History of the English Language
               

              History of the English Language (Hardback)

              By Lucas, Bill; Mulvey, Christopher; Foreword by Crystal, David

              A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English ...language alive.
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              ISBN 9780709095705
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
               

              The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

              By Crystal, David

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              A fully updated third edition that provides comprehensive coverage of the history, structure and worldwide use of the English Language.

              ISBN 9781108437738
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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