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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.
The Gift of the Gab
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An exploration of what is involved in the notion of eloquence, as encountered in the best public speakers and in everyday speech situations. It makes the case that eloquence is for everyone.
An exploration of what is involved in the notion of eloquence, as encountered in the best public speakers and in everyday speech situations. It makes the case that eloquence is for everyone.
The grammarians reply: little need to worry
English Today 18, 1989, 12-13
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The history of English
Text prepared for the BBC Voices project website, November 2004
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The hunting of the talk
English Today 9, 1987, 40
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The Language Revolution
The Language Revolution
Published in 2004, this book was published in a series called ‘Themes for the 21st Century’, and interrelates three major trends: global English, endangered languages, and the Internet
Published in 2004, this book was published in a series called ‘Themes for the 21st Century’, and interrelates three major trends: global English, endangered languages, and the Internet
The Memors Glossary: an ELT Resource for Language Learners
(Holyhead: Crystal Books, 2014), 173 pp, 9781909459168
The more things change...
IATEL Voices 250 (2016), 11
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The nature of advanced conversation: stereotype and reality in linguistics and language teaching
IRAL Sonderband, Kongressbericht der 4 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für angewandte Linguistik (Heidelberg: Gross, 1974), 1-20. Used as part of Crystal & Davy, 1975. Reprinted in Directions in Applied Linguistics
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The past, present and future of English parsing
English Today 3, 1985, 21-5
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The past, present and future of English rhythm
In M. Vaughan-Rees, Changes in pronunciation (special issue of Speak Out!), IATEFL, 1996, 8-13
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The past, present and future of World English
In Andreas Gardt & Bernd Hüppauf (eds), Globalization and the future of German (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2004), 27-46
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The playful story of English grammar
The Link (Speech Link Multimedia) 14, 2019, 4-5
The Queen's English
Interview in Spotlight, June 2002, 18-22
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The reason why ...
English Today 2, 1985, 30
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The stories of English
(London: Penguin, 2004), viii+565 pp. 0 713 99752 4; paperback edition 0 141 01593 4. US h/b edition, New York: Overlook Press, 1 58567 601 2; p/b 1 58567 719 1; Chinese simplified characters translation, h/b 2016, The Commercial Press, 978 7 100 11791 3
The Stories of English
The Stories of English
Published in 2004, this account of the history of the language places nonstandard varieties of English at the centre of the narrative, providing an alternative view to those accounts which focus exclusively on standard English.
Published in 2004, this account of the history of the language places nonstandard varieties of English at the centre of the narrative, providing an alternative view to those accounts which focus exclusively on standard English.
The story of Be: a verb's-eye view of the English language
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, xiii + 191 pp. 9780198791096
The Story of English in 100 Words
The story of english in 100 words
Published in 2011, this is a personal selection of 100 words, each representing a strand in the history of the language, and providing a hook on which to hang a discussion of linguistic developments and fashions.
Published in 2011, this is a personal selection of 100 words, each representing a strand in the history of the language, and providing a hook on which to hang a discussion of linguistic developments and fashions.
The story of English in 100 words
(London: Profile, 2011) xxi + 260 pp. 9781846684272; p/b (2012) 9781846684289; p/b (New York: St Martin's Press, Picador edition, 2013) 9781250024206; Japanese translation (2013) 9789867120557; audio book from Audiogo, 8 CDs, 7 hr 55 min. 9781445865195; (Chivers Audiobooks, CCD 2774) 9781445860626; (Sound Library, SLD 2882) 9780792791546
The Story of English in 100 Words: Audio Book
The story of english in 100 words - audiobook
Published in 2011, an unabridged reading of the book by the author; seven discs contain almost eight hours of recording.
Published in 2011, an unabridged reading of the book by the author; seven discs contain almost eight hours of recording.
The story of English punctuation: Making a Point
emagazine 71, 2016, 9-11
The story of English (with Tom McArthur)
18 scripts for BBC World Service, 1987
The ugliest words
Guardian Review, 18 July 2009, 5
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The world in which we live in: Beatles, blends and blogs
Plenary paper to IATEFL annual conference, Liverpool, 9 April 2013, shortened version in Tania Pattison (ed), IATEFL 2013 (Faversham: IATEFL, 2014), 10-17
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The world's favourite language
Speak Up (Milano) 341, August 2013, 42-3 [transcription of audio recording]
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The world's favourite language
SpeakUp Speciale 7, October 2016, 24-5
Think on my Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Language
Think on my Words
Published in 2008, this introduction explores the myths and realities surrounding Shakespeare’s use of language, and provides a detailed analysis of orthography, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and conversational style.
Published in 2008, this introduction explores the myths and realities surrounding Shakespeare’s use of language, and provides a detailed analysis of orthography, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and conversational style.
To use or not to use ...
English Today 1, 1985, 27
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Trade descriptions apt
Reader's Digest, May 1987, 75
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Trying to keep up with English
Lingua Franca (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), November 2003
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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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Txtng: the Gr8 Db8
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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.
Usage notes to Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary
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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We Are Not Amused
- £12.99 (excl VAT)
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An illustrated account of the way Victorians thought about pronunciation, as reflected in the articles and cartoons published in the satirical magazine, Punch.
We are not amused: Victorian views on pronunciation as told in the pages of Punch
(Oxford: Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2017). 9781851244782
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 was that again?
English Today 14, 1988, 52-3
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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 would of thought it? The English language 1966-2066
Plenary paper to IATEFL, 13 March 2016, Birmingham, UK; abridged version in T. Pattison (ed.), IATEFL 2016: Birmingham Conference Selections (Faversham: IATEFL, 2017), 107-14; reprinted in Anglo Files 184, May 2017 (Danish Association of Teachers of English), 62-73.
Why did he say it?
English Today 17, 1989, 41-2
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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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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 in Time and Place
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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
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.
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