David Crystal
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The Story of English in 100 Words
4 Apr 2012 // 9:30 PM

English language expert David Crystal takes readers on a tour of the winding byways of our language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising.


'The Story of English in 100 Words': 1,400 Years of Linguistic History in Bite-Size Portions. Tasty!
11 Jun 2012 // 5:00 PM

This isn't just a pedantic history lesson. David Crystal writes with a sparkle, an excitement about his subject which refreshes every page with clear observation and sly wit.

'A Little Book of Language': Linguistics 101
10 Nov 2010 // 2:59 PM

For those who aren't quite so specialized in their love of words, and particularly those who are just beginning to explore the land of language, this gentle, basic introduction to the world of linguistics may be the best bet.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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