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Speaking in deeds
English Drama Media, 4, 2005, 26-9
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Speaking of writing and writing of speaking
Longman Language Review 1, 1995, 5-8
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Speak out!
10 talks for Radio 4, August-October 1982
Specification and English tenses
Journal of Linguistics 2, 1966, 1-34
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Spell it Out: the Singular Story of English Spelling
Spell it out
Published in 2012, an account of the way English spelling has developed its present character, arguing that the task of learning to spell can be eased if we understand where the irregularities come from.
Published in 2012, an account of the way English spelling has developed its present character, arguing that the task of learning to spell can be eased if we understand where the irregularities come from.
Spell it out: the singular story of English spelling
(London: Profile Books, 2012), vii + 328 pp. (h/b) 9781846685675; (p/b, 2013) 9781846685682; (ebook) 9781847658227; US edn (New York: St Martin's Press, 2012, subtitle 'the curious, enthralling, and extraordinary story of English spelling'), (h/b) 9781250003478; (ebook) 9781250028860
Standard English and its variants
In B. Pattison (ed.), The mind of man (London: Grolier, 1966), 82-6
Sticking together; It's its; New words for old; Off colour?; No grammar? No way; Fly BA to LA?; Look it up
Items for the Better English Campaign press pack, 1996
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Still finicking with trifles, largely
Otto Jespersen Memorial Lecture, 1996, in A. Zettersten, V.H. Pedersen & J.E. Mogensen (eds), Symposium on Lexiography 8 (Tubingen: Niemeyer, 1998), 37-47
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Stop talking
New Scientist, 19/26 December 1998, 87
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Studies in Language Disability (co-editor)
(Whurr / Wiley, 1974-2006)
Style: the varieties of English
In W.F. Bolton (ed.), A history of literature in the English language, 10 (London: Sphere, 1975), 241-63. 2nd edition, 1987
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Stylistics, fluency, and language teaching
In Interdisciplinary approaches to language (London: CILT), Occasional Paper 6, 1971, 34-53. Part reprinted in Kachru & Stahlke.
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Subcontinent raises its voice
Guardian Weekly: Learning English, 19-25 November 2004, 1-2
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Suffering a relarsp: a reply to Connolly
British Journal of Disorders of Communication 19 (1), 1984, 72-7
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Supplementary material to Think on my Words
Items not included in the book, pp. 124
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Swimming with the tide in a sea of language change
Australian Language Matters 1996
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Swimming with the tide in a sea of language change
IATEFL Issues 149, June-July 1999, 2-4; adapted from Australian Language Matters 1996
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Swimming with the tide in a sea of language change
. IATEFL Issues 149, June-July 1999, 2-4; adapted from Australian Language Matters 1996
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Syntax matters
Proceedings of the National Conference of Teachers of the Deaf 1972
Systems of prosodic and paralinguistic features in English (with R. Quirk)
(The Hague: Mouton, 1964), x +120 pp. No ISBN
Taboo or not taboo: grin and swear it
English Today 7, 1986, 34-5
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Taking account of the linguistic revolution
In David Head, Elspeth Jones, Michael Kelly and Teresa Tinsley (eds), Setting the agenda for languages in higher education (London: CILT, 2003), 9-23
Taking care of the sense
Longman Language Review, 4, 1998, 2-4
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Taking care of the sense
IATEFL 2003 (for the launch of the 4th edition of The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)
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Talking about linguistics with David Crystal
Interview by P. Dominguez, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 5, 1982, 113-28
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Talking about time
In Katinka Ridderbos (ed.), Time (Darwin College Cambridge Lecture Series 2000; Cambridge: CUP, 2002), 105-25
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Teaching vocabulary: the case for a semantic curriculum
Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3 (1), 1987, 40-56. Reprinted in K. Mogford-Bevan & J. Sadler (eds), Child language disability, 2 (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1991), 43-58
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Tempestuous Words
Around the Globe 54 (2013), 37
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Terms, time and teeth
(The Elsie Fogerty Lecture) British Journal of Disorders of Communication 17 (1), 1982, 3-19
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Texting
ELT Journal 62 (1), 2008, 77-83
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The accents of the valiant
Around the Globe 50, 2012, 36-7
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The analysis of intonation in young children
In F.D. Minifie & L.L. Lloyd (eds), Communication and cognitive abilities - early behavioral assessment (Baltimore: University Park Press), 257-71
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The analysis of nuclear tones
In L.R. Waugh & C.H. Van Schooneveld (eds), The melody of language: intonation and prosody (Baltimore: UPP, 1979), 55-70
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The best tense we ever had
English Today 6, 1986, 28
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The big sleep (ed. with D. Strange)
(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992), Penguin Authentic Texts, ix+244 pp. 0 14 081335 7
The calm before the storm before the calm
The English Teacher's Yearbook, 2004-5, 14-16
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The Cambridge biographical dictionary (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1996), x+495 pp. 0 521 56780 7
The Cambridge biographical encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1994), xi+1304 pp. 0 521 43421 1
The Cambridge biographical encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1998), 2nd edn, xi+1179 pp. 0 521 63099 1
The Cambridge concise encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1994), updated edition, viii+965 pp. 0 521 47161 3
The Cambridge concise encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1995), 2nd edition, viii+1080 pp. 0 521 55049 1
The Cambridge concise encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1992), vi+962 pp. 0 521 41614 0
The Cambridge encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1990), ix+1334+maps. 0 521 39528 3
The Cambridge encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1994), 2nd edition viii+1347+maps. 0 521 44429 2
The Cambridge encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1992), updated edition, ix+1334+maps. 0 521 43176 X
The Cambridge encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1997), 3rd edn, vi+1303 pp+maps. 0 521 58459 0
The Cambridge encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 2000), 4th edn, vi+1336 pp+maps. 0 521 79099 9
The Cambridge encyclopedia of language
Cambridge: CUP, 1987, vii+472 pp. 0 521 26438 3; 0 521 42443 7; Guild Publishing edition, 1988, No ISBN; Japanese translation, 1992 (Tokyo: Taishukan), 688 pp. 4 469 01202 5; German translation, 1993, Die Cambridge Enzyklopädie der Sprache (Frankfurt: Campus), ix+478 pp. 3 593 34824 1; student edition 1995, 3 593 35265 6; >Italian translation, 1993, Enciclopedia Cambridge delle scienze del linguaggio (Bologna: Zanichelli), ix+483 pp. 88 08 14078 4; Spanish translation, 1993, Enciclopedia del lenguaje (Madrid: Taurus), xi+475 pp. 84 306 0171 6; Serbo-Croatian translation, 1996, Kembricka enciklopedija jezika (Belgrade: Nolit), vii+474 pp. [Dejvid Kristal], No ISBN; Hungarian translation, 1998, A nyelv enciklopédiája Budapest: Osiris), 606 pp. 963 379 211 8
The Cambridge encyclopedia of language
Cambridge: CUP, 1997, 2nd edn vii+480 pp. 0 521 55050 5; paperback, 1998, 0 521 55967 7
The Cambridge encyclopedia of language
(Cambridge: CUP, 1997), 2nd edn vii+480 pp.0 521550505; softback 1998 0521559677
The Cambridge encyclopedia of language
3rd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) (h/b) 9780521516983, (p/b) 9780521736503
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, 3rd edn
The cambridge encyclopedia of language
First published in 1987, this best-selling encyclopedia was completely redesigned and updated for its 3rd edition in 2010, with additional sections on recent developments, especially in phonetics, language disability, and electronic communication.
First published in 1987, this best-selling encyclopedia was completely redesigned and updated for its 3rd edition in 2010, with additional sections on recent developments, especially in phonetics, language disability, and electronic communication.
The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language
Cambridge: CUP, 1995, vii+489 pp. 0 521 40179 8; paperback edition, 1997, vii+489 pp. 0 521 59655 6
The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language
Cambridge: CUP, 2003, 2nd edition, vii+499 pp. 0 521 82348 X; paperback edition 0 521 53033 4
The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language
(Cambridge: CUP, 1997), paperback edn vii+489 pp. 0521596556
The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language
(Cambridge: CUP, 2003), 2nd edn, vii+499 pp. 052182348X; paperback 0521530334
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 2nd edn
Encyclopedia of the English Language
First published in 1995, the 2003 edition of this best-selling encyclopedia on the history, structure, and variety of English worldwide adds fresh material on global English, a new chapter on the English of the Internet, additional illustrations, and a general updating of statistics and bibliography.
First published in 1995, the 2003 edition of this best-selling encyclopedia on the history, structure, and variety of English worldwide adds fresh material on global English, a new chapter on the English of the Internet, additional illustrations, and a general updating of statistics and bibliography.
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1993), xx+841 pp. 0 521 45306 2
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1994), revised edition xx+843 pp. 0 521 47124 9; paperback 0 521 46991 0; 81 85618 56 9; Slovenian translation, 1995, Cambridgeov podatkovnik (Ljubljana: DZS), xxiii+877 pp. 86 341 1386 8
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1995), updated edition, xx+843 pp. 0 521 55140 4; paperback 0 521 55892 1
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1997), 2nd edn xx+891 pp. 0 521 56597 9
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1998), 3rd edn xx+891 pp. 0 521 56253 8; 0 521 63770 8
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 2000), 4th edn, xx+938 pp. 0 521 79435 8
The Cambridge paperback encyclopedia
(Cambridge: CUP, 1999), 3rd edn, viii+1071 pp. 052166800X
The Cambridge paperback encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1993), vi+965 pp. 0 521 43762 8
The Cambridge paperback encyclopedia (ed.)
(Cambridge: CUP, 1995), 2nd edn viii+1080 pp. 0 521 55968 5
The case of linguistics: a prognosis
British Journal of Disorders of Communication 7, 1972, 3-16. Reprinted and updated in Directions in applied linguistics, 1981
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The challenges of literacy
in Brian Daubney (ed.), Ways to Words: ideas to enliven literacy and oracy (St Katharine and Shadwell Trust, 2011, 4-7 [extracts from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language]
The changing English language
NELLE Newsletter 2 (1), October 1991, 2-4. Reprinted in LEND: lingua e nuova didattica 21, 1992, 13-17
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The changing English language: fiction and fact
Thirty years of linguistic evolution (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1992), 119-30
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The changing nature of text: a linguistic perspective
in Wido van Peursen, Ernst D Thoutenhoofd and Adriaan van der Weel (eds), Text comparison and digital creativity (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 229-51
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The characterization of speech and language disorders: comments on the plenary session
AFASIC First International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children, 1987
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The complexity of spoken English
Speech and Drama 21, 1972, 2-6
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The consequences of global English
in Word for Word: the social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English, Instituto Cervantes and the British Council (Madrid: Santillana, 2011), 67-72
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The death of a language
Languages Today (Association for Language Learning: special issue on Languages and Identity), Autumn 2013, 14-15
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The death of language
Prospect, November 1999, 56-9
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The diagnosis of sociolinguistic problems in doctor-patient interaction
In B. Tanner (ed., Language and communication in general practice (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1976), 40-51
The disappearing dictionary: a treasury of lost dialect words
(London: Macmillan), xxiii + 225 pp. 9781447282808
The educational use of linguistics
In Language Study Courses in Colleges of Education (London: DES, 1973), The Coloma College Conference, 1-9. Part reprinted for Child language, learning and linguistics
The encyclop(a)edic word game
English Today 22, 1990, 3-12
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The English language
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988, x+288 pp. 0 14 013532 4; 0 14 022730 X; Japanese translation 1989, 4 314 00522 X; Korean translation 1992, no ISBN; Japanese part adaptation, 1990, as The uses of English (Tokyo: Eihosha), 102 pp, no ISBN; Japanese part adaptation, 1990, as The English language (Tokyo: Kirihara Shoten), 107 pp. 4 342 52000 1
The English language
London: Penguin, 2002, 2nd edition, xii+312 pp. 0 14 100396 0
The English language
In Sphere History of Literature, 10 (ed. with W.F. Bolton; London: Sphere, 1987), ix +362 pp. (Revision of W.F. Bolton, 1975) 0 7221 7977 4; reprinted, 1993 (Harmondsworth: Penguin), 0 14 017760 4
The English language: essays by linguists and men of letters, Vol. 2 1858-1964 (ed. with W.F. Bolton)
Cambridge: CUP, 1969, xiii+325 pp. 0 521 07325 1; 0 521 09545 X
The English language in Punch 1841-1901
Draft of paper given to the English Usage (Guides) Symposium, Cambridge, 26 June 2014. Not for quotation or copying. Final version will appear in I. Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed), English Usage Guides (working title, OUP, 2017)
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The English tone of voice: essays in intonation, prosody and paralanguage
(London: Edward Arnold, 1975), ix+198 pp. 0713158018; 0713158026
The experiment
(play for television), 1983
The fight for English
Oxford: OUP, 2006, xi+239 pp. 0 19 920764 X
The Fight for English
The Fight for English
Published in 2006, this book was written in response to Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots and Leaves, but broadened its coverage to provide a critique of the entire prescriptive tradition in the history of English.
Published in 2006, this book was written in response to Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots and Leaves, but broadened its coverage to provide a critique of the entire prescriptive tradition in the history of English.
The fight for English
Two scripts for Lingua Franca, ABC, November 2006
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The future of English: a Welsh perspective
TESOL New York, March 1999. [also tape]
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The future of English: where unity and diversity meet
In S. Troudi, C. Coombe & S. Riley (eds), Unity through diversity, Proceedings of TESOL Arabia 1998, 1-11; adapted as 'The future of English' in D. Lynch & A. Pilbeam (eds), Heritage and progress, Proceedings of the SIETAR Europa Congress 1998 (Bath: LTS Training and Consulting, 2000), 6-16
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The future of English as a world language
English-Speaking Union Conference, Sydney, 1999; shortened version in Concorde, January 2000, 4-7
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The future of Englishes
In Chris Kennedy (ed.), Innovation and best practice (London: Longman, 1999), 9-22 (proceedings of British Council conference, July 1998); reprinted in English Today 15, 10-20; and adapted in Anne Burns & Caroline Coffin (eds), Analysing English in a global context: a reader (Routledge, 2001), 53-64
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The future of Englishes: going local
in Roberta Facchinetti, David Crystal and Barbara Seidlhofer (eds), From international to local English - and back again (Bern: Lang, 2011), 17-25; reprinted with minor adaptation in TESOL-Spain, Selected Papers 2014-15 - from the Madrid 2014 conference: '21st Century Teaching: Always on the Move' (Salamanca, 2016), 11-18.
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The future of global English grammatical identity
Paper to Symposium on 'Grammar and Lexis', 40th anniversary of the Survey of English Usage, University of London, 2000. [adapted for 2nd edition of English as a Global Language]
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The Future of Language
The future of language
Published in 2009, this DVD contains three of David Crystal’s one-hour lectures: ‘The future of Englishes’, ‘Language death’, and ‘Internet linguistics’. An accompanying book provides a usage and cultural commentary on the lectures, suggestions for further reading, and ideas for classroom activities. The DVD has English subtitles, and both DVD and book have indexes.
Published in 2009, this DVD contains three of David Crystal’s one-hour lectures: ‘The future of Englishes’, ‘Language death’, and ‘Internet linguistics’. An accompanying book provides a usage and cultural commentary on the lectures, suggestions for further reading, and ideas for classroom activities. The DVD has English subtitles, and both DVD and book have indexes.
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