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Twenty years that changed the English language
E mag 61 (London: English and Media Centre), September 2013, 6-8
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Txting: the gr8 db8
Oxford: OUP, 2008, ix + 239 pp. 9780199544905; (p/b) (2009) 9780199571338; Chinese translation (Taipei: Good Morning Press, 2010) 250 pp. 9789866613180
Txtng: the Gr8 Db8
txtng the gr8 db8
Published in 2008, this was the first thorough exploration of the language used in text-messaging, including a critique of the way this has been misrepresented in the media, and a review of educational research into texting and literacy.
Published in 2008, this was the first thorough exploration of the language used in text-messaging, including a critique of the way this has been misrepresented in the media, and a review of educational research into texting and literacy.
TXT NY1?
In Susan Tresman and Ann Cooke (eds),The dyslexia handbook (Reading: British Dyslexia Association, 2006), 179-83 [expansion of New Statesman 2003 article]
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Un-finished
Around the Globe 17, 2001, 22-3
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ur a gd mn mr gum;-)
The Zurich Magazine, Summer/Autumn 2010, 9
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Usage notes to Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary
Vanishing languages
Civilization (Library of Congress), February-March 1997, 40-45; reprinted in Annual Editions: Geography, 1998-9, 212-16
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Verbing
Around the Globe 7 (1998), 20-21; reprinted in Modern English Teacher 9 (1), 2000, 18-19
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Vice-presidential address to SfEP
In Editing Matters, November-December 2004, 1
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Viva voce!
Llandudno October Festival, 1994, 7-8, 52
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Voices: a case study in the evolution of a linguistic climate at the BBC
In Clive Upton and Bethan L. Davies (eds.), Analysing 21st-century British English: conceptual and methodological aspects of the 'Voices' project (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013), 12-25
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Walking English: a journey in search of language
(New York: Overlook Press, 2009), US p/b edition with new title for By hook or by crook: a journey in search of English (2007) 9781590202630
Watching World English grow
IATEFL Nesletter, 1997; adapted for Concorde 5, English-Speaking Union, Autumn 1997, 6-7
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Watch your language: top books on the history and use of English
Five Best: Wall Street Journal, 20 May 2006
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Weighing up Williamisms
Around the Globe 3 (1997), 9; reprinted in Modern English Teacher (8:2, 1999), 20-21
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Well, well, well
Around the Globe 29, 2005, 16-17
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Were you on your auditory mettle?
Around the Globe 32, 2006, 32-4
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What can this cock-pit hold?
Around the Globe 4 (1997), 19; reprinted in Modern English Teacher (8:3, 1999), 15-16
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What do we do with an International Year of Languages?
Paper given to the UNESCOCat forum, Barcelona, European Languages Day, 26 September 2007; reprinted in Bosnistika Plus 1 (2013), 121-33
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What do we do with an International Year of Languages?
Letter to Language with editor's reply, Language, 84 (2), 2008, 215-17
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Whatever happened to theolinguistics?
Paper to appear in Paul Chilton & Monika Kopytowska (eds), Religion, language, and the human mind (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), Chapter 1
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What is linguistics?
London: Edward Arnold, 1968, viii + 84 pp. 0 7131 5381 4; 0 7131 5382 2; Japanese edition with notes, 1969 (Tokyo: Shinozaki Shorin), No ISBN
What is linguistics?
(London: Edward Arnold, 1969), 2nd edn viii + 88 pp. (Reprinted with amendments, 1971) 0 7131 5482 9; 0 7131 5483 7; Japanese translation (1975), 1382 260012 5625
What is linguistics?
(London: Edward Arnold, 1974), 3rd edn viii + 83 pp. 0 7131 5741 0 (Reprinted with amendments, 1977, 1982); Portuguese translation 1981, Que é lingüística? (Rio de Janeiro: Ao Livro Técnico S/A), xii+60 pp. 85 215 0052 1
What is linguistics?
(London: Edward Arnold, 1985), 4th edn x + 83 pp. 0 7131 6443 3
What is Standard English?
Concorde (English-Speaking Union), 1994, 24-6
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What's in a name, Bob?
English Today 36, 1993, 53-4
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What time is it?
Around the Globe 13, 2000, 22-3
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What was that again?
English Today 14, 1988, 52-3
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When language breaks down
4 talks for BBC Radio 4, June-July 1983
Where Dull is dull, but Feeble is brave
Review of Laurie Maguire, Shakespeare's Names, Around the Globe 38, 2008, 46-7
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Which English - or English Which?
In M. Hayhoe & S. Parker (eds), Who owns English? (Open University Press, 1994), 108-14
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Who cares about English usage?
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984, 124 pp. 0 14 02.2544 7; 0 14 008315 4; Japanese translation, 1985, no ISBN; Japanese translation, 1986, 4 385 43129 9
Who cares about English usage?
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000, updated edition, 128 pp. 0 14 028951 8
Who pays the piper calls the tune: changing linguistic goals in the service of industry. A case study
In D Prys and B Williams (eds), Global Understanding in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multimedia Contexts (GUM3C) (Bangor: Language Technologies Unit), Conference at Bangor University, 22-23 August 2008, 39-46
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Who would of thought it? The English language 1966-2066
Plenary paper to IATEFL, 13 March 2016, Birmingham, UK
Why did he say it?
English Today 17, 1989, 41-2
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Why did the crowd think St Peter was drunk? An exercise in applied sociolinguistics
New Blackfriars 79 (No. 924), February 1998, 72-76
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Why did you resign?
In R. Gurd (ed), Turning points, 1997 [not appeared]
Why read Old English literature?
[with Richard North and Joe Allard] and The end of Old English, in Richard North and Joe Allard (eds), Beowulf and Other Stories (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2007), 1-25, 489-98
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Will’s words
Regular column on Shakespeare's 'false friends' in Times Education Supplement Teachers’ Magazine, May 2002 to July 2006, weekly in term time.
Word for word
New Media Age, 13 March 2008, 22-3
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Words, words, words
(Oxford: OUP, 2006), viii+216 pp. 0 19 861444 6; Korean translation, 2010 (Sotong), 9788993454338
Words, Words, Words
Words Words Words
Published in 2006 as a companion to a BBC television series about the Oxford English Dictionary, this book explores all aspects of the world of words, and suggests ways in which anyone can become a ‘word detective’.
Published in 2006 as a companion to a BBC television series about the Oxford English Dictionary, this book explores all aspects of the world of words, and suggests ways in which anyone can become a ‘word detective’.
Words and work
Talk, BBC Home Service, March 1965
Words in Time and Place
WTP
Published in 2014, an exploration of the English language through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Published in 2014, an exploration of the English language through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Words in time and place: exploring language through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), xvi + 288 pp. 9780199680474
Wordsmiths and Warriors: the David Crystal Interview
Babel 6 (February 2014), 14-18
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Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-language Tourist's Guide to Britain
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A linguistic travelogue, published in 2013, visiting places in Great Britain where something important happened to influence the development or study of the English language.
A linguistic travelogue, published in 2013, visiting places in Great Britain where something important happened to influence the development or study of the English language.
Wordsmiths and Warriors: the English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain
[with Hilary Crystal], Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013, vii + 424 pp, 9780199668120; p/b edn 2015, 9780198729136; chapter 4 reprinted in Babel 6 (February 2014), 14-17, with interview
Words on words: quotations on language and languages (with Hilary Crystal)
(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000), xi+580 pp. 0 14 029134 2; paperback edition, 2001, 0 14 051418 X; US edition by Chicago University Press, 2000, 0 226 12201 8; e-book edition (Crystal Books Project, 2013)
Words on Words - e-book
- £15 (excl VAT)
Words on Words
The award-winning anthology of quotations about language is made available again through the Crystal Books Project.
When this book appeared in 2000, it was the first published anthology of quotations on language and languages, containing over 5000 entries from over 1000 sources. The e-book adds search facilities and offers opportunities for reader interaction. New quotations will be added by the authors, as they are encountered, and proposals for inclusion from readers will be welcomed.

Judging by the feedback we have received over the past decade, Words on Words has been used in a wide variety of contexts, from professional linguists and students of language to those simply wanting to enhance their text or speech with an apt quotation about pronunciation, slang, style, or some other popular aspect of language.

As the sources range from Plato to Winnie-the-Pooh, and from Shakespeare to James Bond, there is likely to be something in here for every language-related occasion. It is, as Philip Howard described it in a Times review, ‘invaluable for all who sound off about language’.

The first edition of this book received a Wheatley Medal from the Society of Indexers.

NOTE: The e-book you purchase can be read on most eReaders. If you have a Kindle device you will need to select the Mobi file to download after you have paid for your e-book, but for any other device please download the normal ePub file.
Working with LARSP
(London: Edward Arnold, 1979), viii+359 pp. 0 7131 6118 3
World English: How? Why? When? Where? Which? Whither?
English Language Teaching News 31, 1997 (The British Council and IATEFL), 52-75; also in ELT Links (Vienna Symposium, 1996), 9-14
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World English: past, present, future
Paper to ASKO Europa-Stiftung symposium on Weltgesellschaft, Weltverkehrssprache, Weltkultur, 'Globalisierung vs. Fragmentierung', 11-13 June 1999, Otzenhausen; adapted to a German context for Bernd Huppauf Proceedings, 2002
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Would you have marked it wrong?
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 22, 1975: 41, 50-1, 168, 178-80, 324-5, 362, 378-9
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 15, 1968: 209-10, 285, 309-12, 402, 422-5
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 16, 1969: 91, 121, 200, 228-31, 325, 350-1, 427, 454-5
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 17, 1970: 60, 97-100, 102-3, 191, 208-10, 311, 326-8, 419, 441-3.
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 18, 1971: 68, 95-6, 98-9, 200, 215-16, 260, 326-7, 330-2, 402, 434-6
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 19, 1972: 57, 69-70, 166, 173-4, 219, 282, 289-90, 330-1, 390, 397, 437
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 20, 1973: 53, 60-1, 101, 156, 162-3, 213, 328.
Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage
Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 21, 1974: 62, 164-5, 282, 386-7, 433-4
You know 'you know'?
TESOL Greece Newsletter 35, July-September 1992, 9-11
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Your turn
English Today 32, 1992, 43-4
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You said it
2 scripts for BBC Radio 3, 1976
You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
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Co-written with Ben Crystal, and published in 2014, a lively account of the history and use of English accents, and how they have affected our lives.
Co-written with Ben Crystal, and published in 2014, a lively account of the history and use of English accents, and how they have affected our lives.
You Say Potato: a Book about Accents
[with Ben Crystal] (Macmillan, 2014), 248 pp; (h/b) 9781447249696; (p/b, 2015) 9781447255468; audio book available
You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
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Co-written with Ben Crystal, and first published in 2014, a lively account of the history and use of English accents, and how they have affected our lives; paperback edition.
Co-written with Ben Crystal, and first published in 2014, a lively account of the history and use of English accents, and how they have affected our lives; paperback edition.
Zukunft vieler Sprachen sieht düster aus
Klett ThemenDienst, Schule, Wissen, Bildung 6, April 2001, 7-10
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