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Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works

Hardback, 02/05/2017, £10.99

Little Book of Language

Paperback, 01/03/2011, £9.99
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.

Listen To Your Child

Paperback, 26/01/1989, £8.99
Learning to talk is probably the greatest milestone in a child's development, a deeply moving and often hilarious experience for all parents. It is also a process which has been intensively studied by psychologists and linguists. This book shows us what they have discovered.

How Language Works

Paperback, 13/05/2006, £10.99
Features a survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work. This work also talks about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we're from and even who we want to be.

Language Death

Paperback, 29/04/2002, £16.99
A thorough review of the worldwide problem of language endangerment and death, first published in 2002.

English as a Global Language 2ed

Paperback, 28/07/2003, £16.99
Crystal presents an account of the rise and status of English as a global language.

Cambridge Encyclopedia Of The English Language 2ed

Paperback, 04/08/2003, £35.00
This second edition presents an overhaul of its subject for a new generation of language-lovers.

Language Revolution

Paperback, 04/03/2004, £14.99
* The author has written separate books on the three separate trends involved in the language revolution, but this is the first time that he has brought them together into a single argument. * The author is a world authority on language and widely published in the field.

Outline of Crystallography for Biologists

Paperback, 11/04/2002, £65.00
Explains X-ray crystallography without maths to enable biologists to asses the quality and accuracy of biological structures. This book presents the underlying ideas which allow x-ray structure analysis to be carried out and offers information about the procedures employed in the course of crystal structure determination.

Fight For English

Paperback, 07/09/2006, £29.99
This is the story of the battles both past and present surrounding English usage. So many of us are made to feel ashamed of how we use our language, but in this lively and authoritative contribution to the debate David Crystal argues for a more rational and balanced approach.

Words Words Words

Paperback, 26/04/2007, £9.99
Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where wecome from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.

Words in Time and Place

Hardback, 18/09/2014, £16.99
How has the English language developed over time? How have words entered the English language, or changed their meaning? David Crystal takes us on a wonderful tour through the origins and evolution of 15 groups of words, from dying to spacecraft. His source is the monumental Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.