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Begat

Paperback, 18/08/2011, £8.99
£8.09
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists, advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others.

Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide

Paperback, 27/01/2011, £22.99
£20.69

Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Language

Paperback, 03/06/2010, £25.99
£23.39
This completely revised and expanded edition of Crystal's acclaimed book incorporates developments in the lively field of language study.

English as a Global Language 2ed

Paperback, 29/03/2012, £10.99
£9.89
Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this book is ideal for general readers interested in the English language.

Think On My Words

Paperback, 29/03/2012, £12.99
£11.69
David Crystal provides a lively and original introduction to Shakespeare's language, making his plays easily accessible to modern-day audiences.

Spell it Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling

Paperback, 19/09/2013, £8.99
£8.09
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.

Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

Paperback, 16/06/2016, £8.99
£8.09
A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever

By Hook Or By Crook

Paperback, 01/04/2008, £8.99
£8.09
A delightfully discursive, Bill Bryson-esque and personal journey through the groves and the thickets of the English language, by our foremost scholar of the history and structure of the English language.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

Paperback, 09/07/2009, £7.99
£7.19
Does txtng spell the end of literacy? David Crystal looks at the evidence, investigating how txtng began, what it is, why it's used, and how it works. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 is entertaining and instructive: reassuring for parents, illuminating for teenagers, fascinating for everyone.