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Wednesday, April 4 2012

The Story of English in 100 Words

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.


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Monday, June 11 2012

'The Story of English in 100 Words': 1,400 Years of Linguistic History in Bite-Size Portions. Tasty!

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.


Wednesday, November 10 2010

'A Little Book of Language': Linguistics 101

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.


Tuesday, September 29 2009

Just a Phrase I'm Going Through: My Life in Language by David Crystal

Crystal's book is part memoir and part guide to the world of Linguistic study. But as it turns out for the author, life and language are one and the same.


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