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DaviD Crystal a LITTLe BOOK OF Language ‘Not just a great linguist, but a true champion and lover of language’ —Benjamin Zephaniah DaviD Crystal is one of the world’s pre-eminent language specialists. Writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he is the author of over 100 books including the bestselling The Stories of English.
(eds) Martin J Ball, David Crystal & Paul Fletcher (Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2011), xiii + 318 pp. 9781847696380 As they say in Zanzibar London: HarperCollins, 2006, 717 pp. 0 00 721202 X; US edition (Oxford) 978 0 19 537450 6
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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress cataloguing in publication data Crystal, David, 1941– Language death / David Crystal. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0521 65321 5 (hardback) 1. Language obsolescence. I. Title. P40.5.L33 C79 2000 41797–dc21 99-053220
David Crystal’s informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication. This new edition of his classic work includes additional sections on the future of English as a world language, English on the Internet, and the possibility of an English “family” of languages.
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David Crystal, OBE, FBA, FLSW, FCIL (born 6 July 1941) is a British linguist, academic and author.
Alma mater: University College London
David Crystal Frontmatter More Information 100 or so books in 1964, and became known chie y for his research work in English language studies. His recent publications include: 978-0-521-51698-3 — The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language David Crystal Frontmatter
Books,tapes,computers, telecommunication systems and all kinds of teaching materials will be increasingly available. In many countries,however,lack of government support,or a shortage of foreign aid,has hindered ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE, global language. is. language.
David Crystal has 135 books on Goodreads with 38478 ratings. David Crystal’s most popular book is The Story of English in 100 Words.
‘David Crystal [is] the most charismatic lexicographer since Dr Johnson.’ Boyd Tonkin Source: Independent ‘A serious study of why so many languages across the world are dying.’ Hasan Suroor Source: The Hindu ‘… this book lucidly reveals the complex truth about language death, and suggests a practical programme to avoid it.’
The english language Grounded in linguistic research and argumentation, The English Language: Charles Bazerman and David R. Russell, Writing Selves/Writing Societies (2003) This is the first of two books for teachers about the English language. We be-lieve that all teachers, not just English teachers, share the responsibility for
Books 2b or not 2b? Despite doom-laden prophecies, texting has not been the disaster for language many feared, argues linguistics professor David Crystal. On the contrary, it improves children’s