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    Making Sense

    By David Crystal

    Hardback £10.25

    David Crystal explains grammar's rules and irregularities, shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls, and explores its history and varieties. He gives practical guidance on how grammar may be used for different purposes and in different settings. He provides a series of insights into the stages by which children...

    Making Sense

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    The world's greatest authority on language explains the secrets and subtleties of the grammar of English. David Crystal explores its history and varieties, explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls. He gives practical guidance on how grammar is used in different ways for...

    Story of English in 100 Words

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient word 'loaf' to advanced 'twittersphere' and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue 'and', 'what' to the more fanciful 'fopdoodle', the author takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising.

    English Language

    By David Crystal

    Paperback £8.45

    Provides a survey of the English language in its various forms. This book describes the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and provides a history of English. It includes a chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language.

    Story of Be

    By David Crystal

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining...

    Listen to Your Child

    By David Crystal

    Paperback £7.85

    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.

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

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    An autobiography and an introduction to the field of linguistics. It offers us a look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language. It is suitable not just for students and teachers but for lovers of language.

    Making a Point

    By David Crystal

    Paperback £7.85

    This 'engaging history of punctuation' Wall Street Journal is not only the first history of its kind, but a complete guide on how to use English punctuation. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with...

    Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist\'s Guide to Britain

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, poets, reformers, dictionary writers. Part travelogue, part history, this beautifully illustrated book is full of unexpected...

    You Say Potato: The Story of English Accents

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us.

    Canto

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £0.20 = £12.79

    The endangerment and death of minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern. A leading commentator on language issues, David Crystal asks the question, 'why is language death so important?', reviews the reasons for the current crisis, and investigates what is being done to reduce its impact.

    Stories of English

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English Standard English, dialect and slang among them developed to create the richly-varied language of today.

    The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

    By David Crystal

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever.

    Think On My Words

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £0.20 = £12.79

    So how can we better understand Shakespeare? David Crystal provides a lively and original introduction to Shakespeare's language, making his plays easily accessible to modern-day audiences.

    Disappearing Dictionary

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £4.71 = £30.29

    The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language is one of the publishing phenomena of recent times. This second edition presents an overhaul of the subject for a new generation of language-lovers. The length of the book has been extended. There are 44 new illustrations and extensive additional material.

    Gift of the Gab

    By David Crystal

    Paperback £9.05

    A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates...

    Spell It Out: The singular story of English spelling

    By David Crystal

    Paperback £7.85

    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...

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