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A brave new linguistic world
125 Trinity: assessing the performance arts since 1877 (London: Trinity College), June 2002, 18-19
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A defence of grammar [TES title]
Times Educational Supplement, 3 June 2016, 26-32
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A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 6th edn
A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics_ 6th edn
This ground-breaking dictionary was first published in 1980, and has been regularly revised every five years or so to keep pace with the rapid changes in linguistic terminology. The 2008 edition now contains some 5,100 terms grouped into over 3,000 entries.
This ground-breaking dictionary was first published in 1980, and has been regularly revised every five years or so to keep pace with the rapid changes in linguistic terminology. The 2008 edition now contains some 5,100 terms grouped into over 3,000 entries.
A global language
In Philip Seargeant & Joan Swann (eds), English in the world: history, diversity, change (Routledge, 2012), 152-77; an adaptation for the Open University of the paper in R. Hogg and D. Denison (eds), A History of the English Language (Cambridge: CUP, 2006), 420-39
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A Glossary of Textspeak and Netspeak
A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak
Published in 2004, this is a glossary of the terminology entering English as a result of the Internet and mobile phone technology, and gives a dictionary-style treatment to words which have begun to change their meaning in colloquial speech.
Published in 2004, this is a glossary of the terminology entering English as a result of the Internet and mobile phone technology, and gives a dictionary-style treatment to words which have begun to change their meaning in colloquial speech.
A history of the English language (ed. Kimiyuki Nishide)
adaptation of Part 1 of CEEL (Tokyo: Seibido, 2000), iv + 216 pp. 4 7919 3608 6
A language must change, to keep pace with society.
Liverpool Daily Post, 16 May 1963, 9
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A Little Book of Language
A Little Book of Language
Published in 2010, this introduction was written for a series following the model of Ernst Gombrich’s A Little History of the World, to make the subject of language accessible to young people.
Published in 2010, this introduction was written for a series following the model of Ernst Gombrich’s A Little History of the World, to make the subject of language accessible to young people.
American English in Europe
In C. Bigsby (ed), Superculture: American popular culture and Europe (London: Elek, 1975), 57-68
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American lessons
Business Traveller, March 1997, 40-1. [Original title: Do you speak American?]
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An English family of languages?
in P. Griffiths, A.J. Merrison and A. Bloomer (eds), Language in use: a reader (London: Routledge, 2010), 200-201 [adapted from English as a Global Language]
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A new linguistic world
In Keith Ryan (ed.), The Official Commemorative Album for the Millennium (London: Citroen Wolf Publications, 1999), 228-31
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Another look at, well, you know ...
English Today 13, 1988, 47-9
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A poll of the BBC's global audience reveals the appeal of quotations that mix sound and meaning
The Guardian Weekly, May 26-June 1 2006, Vol 174/No23
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A pronounced change in British speech
Practical English Teaching, September 1987, 57
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A question of accent
Speak Up (Milano) 342, September 2013, 44-5 [transcription of audio recording]
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A thousand years of English
Sydney Morning Herald, 1999
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Balancing on the edge of language
Practical English Teaching, March 1987, 57
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BBC English: an endangered language [not my title]
Speak Up (Milano) 343, October 2013, 44-5 [transcription of audio recording]
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Begat
Begat - The King James Bible
Published in 2010 to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, this book answers the question ‘How much impact has this translation had on the present-day character of the English language?’
Published in 2010 to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, this book answers the question ‘How much impact has this translation had on the present-day character of the English language?’
Beyond Babel
(DVD interview.) (Foreign Office: Infonation, 2001).
Beyond Babel
Completed in 1991, an in-depth look at global English, now available on DVD with additional sequences, interactive menus, and multi-language options. Full details on the Beyond Babel website; distributed through the English-Speaking Union.
Book of a Lifetime: The Oxford English Dictionary
The Independent: Arts and Books, 1 October 2010, 30
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Boswell: the neglected lexicographer
Paper delivered to the Boswell Society, London, 18 May 2013, published in The Boswell Society 2014, 56-61
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Broadcasting the standard language
In Richard Watts and Peter Trudgill (eds), Alternative histories of English: alternative perspectives (Routledge, 2002), 233-44
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By hook or by crook: a journey in search of English
(London: HarperCollins, 2006), xiv + 314 pp. 978 0 00 723558 2; p/b (2007) with 14-page PS section, 978 0 00 723557 5
Celebrating 100 issues of English Today and musing on museums
English Today, 100, 2009, 24-7
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Coining it (lexically)
English Today 24, 1990, 45-6
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Commentary on 'The English language in a global context'
In R. Quirk & H. Widdowson (eds), English in the world (Cambridge: CUP, 1985), 9-10
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Communicating science in the 21st century
Paper for the English-Speaking Union Science Conference on 'English and the Communication of Science', 10 March 2005. See 'English and the communication of science', Moderna Språk (centenary issue), 2006, 20-33
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Contributions to Global
Lindsay Clandfield et al, Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Coursebooks (Oxford: Macmillan Education, 2010)
Contributions to Wordpower: A-Z of Usage; Language Lobbies; Declining standards
The Sunday Times, March 1993
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Dictionary of English-Speaking Peoples: Proposal
Report to Cassells Publishers, 1967
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Did Johnson fix English spelling?
The New Rambler (Journal of the Johnson Society of London, 2012-13), 21-3
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Discover Grammar
Discover Grammar
This book was first published in 1996 as a classroom companion to Rediscover Grammar. The chapters, corresponding to those in the earlier book, are organised into double-page spreads, with explanation on the left-hand side and activities on the right.
This book was first published in 1996 as a classroom companion to Rediscover Grammar. The chapters, corresponding to those in the earlier book, are organised into double-page spreads, with explanation on the left-hand side and activities on the right.
Do as I say, not as I do. Review of Simon Heffer, Strictly English,
New Statesman, 11 October 2010, 51
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Documenting rhythmical change
In J. Windsor Lewis (ed), Studies in general and English phonetics (London: Routledge, 1994), 174-9
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Dr Johnson's Dictionary: an Anthology
(London: Penguin Classics, 2005), xlv+650 pp. 0 713 99887 3
DVD: David Crystal's Introduction to Language
(London: Routledge, 2011); 9780415602679.
Edinburgh linguistry
[Five lexical items for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.] The Times 8 August 2007
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Emerging Englishes
English Teaching Professional 14, 3-6, 2000; reworked version for Spotlight, as ‘English: Which Way Now?’, April 2000, 54-58; reproduced on e-mesh ltd web site, Nov 2000
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English: A status report
Spotlight, September 2011, 28-33
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English: the global language
Washington: US English, 1996, x+134 pp. No ISBN
English accents
English teaching (Rio de Janeiro: The British Council, 1967) 1, 3-9
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English and the communication of science
Moderna Språk C1 (centenary issue), 2006, 20-33 [adaptation of 2005 paper]
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English as a Classical language
Omnibus 42, 2001, 21-2
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English as a global language
Cambridge: CUP, 1997, x+150 pp. 0 521 59247 X; Canto edition, 1998, 0 521 62994 2; Russian edition, 2001 (Vesmir), 5 7777 0114 0; Japanese edition with notes, Tokyo: Shohakusha, 2000, 4 88198 492 6; Chinese edition, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2001, 7 5600 2369 X
English as a global language
Cambridge: CUP, 2003, 2nd edition, xv+212 pp. 0 521 82347 1; paperback edition 0 521 53032 6; Complex Chinese edition, 2007 (Owl Publishing), 978 986 7001 41 2
English as a global language
(Cambridge: CUP, 2003), 2nd edn, xv+212 pp. 0521823471; (p/b) 0521530326; Canto Classics edn 2012 9781107611801
English at the crossroads
Interview in Spotlight, February 2001, 14-17
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English grammar in the UK: a political history
Supplementary material to Making Sense: the Glamorous Story of English Grammar (Profile, 2017)
English in the New World
Financial Times Millennium Supplement, 1999
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English in the New World
Babylonia 1/2002, 16-17. [Revision of FT 1999 article; another version in Connecting (British Council, North India, West India, South India), November.]
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English - is it still one language?
Spotlight, 8, 2016, 36-8
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English now
6 talks for Radio 4, May-July 1984
English now (2nd series)
10 talks for Radio 4, April-July 1985
English now (3rd series)
10 talks for Radio 4, May-July 1986
English today
In M. Manser & N. Turton, The Penguin Wordmaster Dictionary (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987)
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English worldwide
In R. Hogg and D. Denison (eds), A History of the English Language (Cambridge: CUP, 2006), 420-39; adapted by the Open University for Philip Seargeant & Joan Swann (eds), English in the world: history, diversity, change (Routledge, 2012), 152-77
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En inglés en el nuevo milenio
Impresiones (The British Council, Madrid, 1999), Winter, 20-1
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Entries in T. McArthur (ed)
Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford: OUP, 1992)
Eric Partridge: in his own words (ed.)
London: Deutsch/New York: Macmillan, 1980, 251 pp. 0 233 97300 1; 0 02 528960 8
Essential grammar
In The Longman Essential Activator (London: Addison Wesley Longman, 1997), 911-936
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Etymology
In B. Pattison (ed.), The mind of man (London: Grolier, 1966), 101-5
Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices
Evolving English - One Language - Many Voices
Published in 2010, to accompany the British Library’s 2010-11 exhibition on the English language, with over 150 texts given a commentary and full-colour illustration.
Published in 2010, to accompany the British Library’s 2010-11 exhibition on the English language, with over 150 texts given a commentary and full-colour illustration.
Evolving English: one language, many voices. An illustrated history of the English language
(London: British Library, 2010) 159 pp. 9780712350990
Exhibiting English
emagazine, 49, September 2010, 64-6
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Exhibiting the evolution of English
Dialogue (English-Speaking Union), December 2010, 14-15
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Fact and fiction in contemporary English
Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, June 1982, 395-401
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Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (ed.)
reprint of the first edition, with new introduction and notes, Oxford World Classics (Oxford: OUP, 2009)
From international to local English - and back again (co-editor)
(eds) Roberta Facchinetti, David Crystal & Barbara Seidlhofer (Bern: Peter Lang, 2010) 268 pp. 9783034300117
Global understanding for global English
Paper given to Moscow University conference on 'Global English for Global Understanding', May 2001, in Moscow State University Bulletin, 19.4, 2001, 13-28
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Grumbling about grammar
Practical English Teaching, June 1987, 59
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Having it up to here: the asymmetrical lexicon
English Today 28, 1991, 43-4
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Hotel babble on
Do Not Disturb [Best Western Hotels magazine] 9 (2014), 10-14
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How dare you talk to me like that!
Talk to BBC Radio 4, 4 July 1981; repeat 19 November, 6 January 1982. Printed in The Listener, 2719, 9 July 1981, 37-9
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How do you spell that?
Speak Up (Milano) 340, July 2013, 42-3 [transcription of audio recording]
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How Language Works
How Langauge Works (cover)
Published in 2005, this introduction tells the story of language in over 70 short, self-contained chapters, with a fresh orientation provided through the emphasis on ‘how’ linguistic behaviour operates.
Published in 2005, this introduction tells the story of language in over 70 short, self-contained chapters, with a fresh orientation provided through the emphasis on ‘how’ linguistic behaviour operates.
How Language Works [US edition]
How Langauge Works (paperback)
Published in 2005, this introduction tells the story of language in over 70 short, self-contained chapters, with a fresh orientation provided through the emphasis on ‘how’ linguistic behaviour operates.
Published in 2005, this introduction tells the story of language in over 70 short, self-contained chapters, with a fresh orientation provided through the emphasis on ‘how’ linguistic behaviour operates.
How many millions?
English Today 1, 1985, 7-10
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How many words?
English Today 12, 1987, 11-14
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In defence of text messaging
Speak Up (Milano) 344, November 2013, 42-3 [transcription of audio recording]
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Index to A comprehensive grammar of the English language
London: Longman, 1985
In search of English
NATE Classroom, 8, 2009, 18-20
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In search of English: a traveller's guide
ELT Journal 49 (2), 1995, 107-21. The Oxford/BBC ELT Lecture, October 1993. Adapted version for the Andrew Wilkinson Memorial Lecture, Norwich 1994 (see 1997 below)
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In search of English: a traveller's guide
In Language, Literacy, Literature and Life, first and second Andrew Wilkinson Memorial Lectures (University of East Anglia), 1997, 2-20. [Adaptation of 1995 paper.]
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International English: an interview with David Crystal by Rakesh Bhanot
Language Issues (NATECLA) 23(1), 2012, 29-37
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Internet Linguistics
Internet Linguistics
Published in 2011, this book is in some ways a sequel to Language and the Internet, but now focussing on the study of the Internet as a branch of linguistics. It includes case studies of Twitter, Internet security, and online advertising, with each chapter providing activities and suggestions for further research.
Published in 2011, this book is in some ways a sequel to Language and the Internet, but now focussing on the study of the Internet as a branch of linguistics. It includes case studies of Twitter, Internet security, and online advertising, with each chapter providing activities and suggestions for further research.
Interview with David Crystal by Nick Franklin
Think in English 103 (Brazil), 54-7, with CD (interviewed at TESOL Madrid, March 2008)
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Introduction
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Introduction to Language Pathology, 4th edn
Introduction to Language Pathology
This standard textbook was first published in 1980, and developed a greater therapeutic dimension when Rosemary Varley joined David Crystal for the 3rd edition in 1993. The 4th edition of 1998 includes recent developments in terminology and information-processing psychology, and adds revision questions.
This standard textbook was first published in 1980, and developed a greater therapeutic dimension when Rosemary Varley joined David Crystal for the 3rd edition in 1993. The 4th edition of 1998 includes recent developments in terminology and information-processing psychology, and adds revision questions.
I shall and I will.
English Today 5, 1986, 42-4
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John Bradburne's Mutemwa
John Bradburne's Mutemwa
This introduction to the life and work of the missionary poet John Bradburne was compiled by David and Hilary Crystal in 2000. The most prolific poet in the English language, his oeuvre can be explored at johnbradburnepoems.com
This introduction to the life and work of the missionary poet John Bradburne was compiled by David and Hilary Crystal in 2000. The most prolific poet in the English language, his oeuvre can be explored at johnbradburnepoems.com
Johnson, the Dictionary, the Wiki, and the Web
BBC Radio 3 The Essay, September 2009
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Just a Phrase I'm Going Through: My Life in Language
Just a Phrase I'm Going Through - My Life in Language
Published in 2009, this autobiographical memoir describes the evolution of the author’s involvement in language study, and reflects on its delights and dangers.
Published in 2009, this autobiographical memoir describes the evolution of the author’s involvement in language study, and reflects on its delights and dangers.
Just a Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life in Language: Audio Book
Just a Phrase I_m Going Through - My Life in Language - Audio Book
Published in 2009, an abridged version of the autobiography, read by the author. Four discs contain some five hours of recording.
Published in 2009, an abridged version of the autobiography, read by the author. Four discs contain some five hours of recording.
Keypad shorthand
[original title: TXT, NE1?]. In e magazine 11, 2001, 26-7
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Language, life, the universe ...
English Today 4, 1985, 37-8
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Language and the Internet, 2nd edn
Language and the Internet
First published in 2001, the rapid evolution of the Internet motivated a 2nd edition in 2006. New chapters on blogging and instant messaging supplement the earlier accounts of emails, chatgroups, virtual worlds, and the World Wide Web.
First published in 2001, the rapid evolution of the Internet motivated a 2nd edition in 2006. New chapters on blogging and instant messaging supplement the earlier accounts of emails, chatgroups, virtual worlds, and the World Wide Web.
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