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1 topic, 100 books: interview with Tobias Sales
Writing Magazine, September 2016, 28-9
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A parent's and teenager's alphabet book
In J. Foster, All in the family (Oxford: OUP), 1993
Behind the CEens 1 and 2
CUP Newsletter, Moscow, 1997
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Bridges between technology and tradition
In Cristina Cheveresan (ed.), Dialoguri in era E-reader (Institutul European, 2012), 223-48; Romanian translation, 103-27
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Commentary on Dylan Thomas extract
In C. Shewell & V. Dean (eds), A way with words (Sinclair Browne, 1982), 58-9
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Convent (with J.C. Davies)
(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 1989), 130 pp. 0 9513063 1 6
Crystal clear
Interview by Andrew Peck in Communicator (The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators, Autumn 2014), 64-5
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David Crystal
In Keith Brown, Vivien Law and R H Robins (eds), Linguistics in Britain: Personal Histories. (London: Philological Society, 2002), 91-103
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Distractions
(play for radio), 1983
English - is it still one language?
Spotlight, 8, 2016, 36-8
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Four glasses and a baptism
Môntage, Writings from a Welsh Island, (Bridge Books, 2013) 162-4
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Go deeper into Mystery with John Bradburne's poetry of The Trinity
Oremus 141, 2009, 10-11
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Happenings
(Holy Island Press, 2000), 66 pp. 0 9513063 6 7
Interview. Part 1, focusing on endangered languages
in New Routes 12, 2001, 6-8
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Interview. Part 2, focusing on English
in New Routes 13, 2001, 6-8
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Interview with David Crystal by Jack Scholes
In New Routes 41, May 2010, 10-12
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Interview with David Crystal by Katarina Rasulic: 'A nation without a language is a nation without a heart'
Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies, 1, 2009, 231-54
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In the cause of God's vagabond
Catholic Herald, 6775, 19 August 2016, 26-7
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John Bradburne: songs of the vagabond (ed.)
(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 1996), xi+84 pp. 0 9513063 4 0
John Bradburne on love
(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 2009). 978095619730 6
John Bradburne's birds, bees, and beasts (ed.)
(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 2007), 370 pp. 978 0 9513063 9 0
John Bradburne's Book of Days (ed.)
(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 2004), 370 pp. 0 951 30638 3
John Bradburne’s Mutemwa (with Hilary Crystal)
(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 2000), 38 pp. 0 9513063 5 9
Just a phrase I'm going through: my life in language
(London and New York: Routledge, 2009), (h/b) 9780415485753; (p/b) 9780415485746; (ebook) 9780203878491; abridged audiobook, 4 CDs, c.5 hrs, 9780415547901
Language Play - e-book
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Language Play
This lively introduction to the playful use of language, first published in 1998, is made available again through the Crystal Books Project.
‘a stimulating treat for everyone interested in language’ (Steven Pinker)

‘illuminating and extremely entertaining’ (Philip Hensher in The Mail on Sunday)

This updated edition of Language Play makes available online a book that was acclaimed for its innovative account of the neglected topic of language play or ‘ludic linguistics’, as it is sometimes called.

It explores a wide range of effects in both spoken and written language, such as puns, dialect humour, funny voices, in-jokes, invented words, crosswords, and the many language games that people like to play. It discusses why people devote so much time and energy to ludic language, and describes how many professionals - from comedians and copy-writers to poets and theologians make a career through their use of it.

The book has also been widely used by teachers, as its later chapters explore the way children learn to play with language and how reading materials can be enhanced, and children motivated, by introducing the dimension of language play.

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.

For all US and Canada sales, see the University of Chicago Press edition:http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/L/bo3630646.html
Language Play - Print on Demand (PoD)
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Language Play
This lively introduction to the playful use of language, first published in 1998, is made available again through the Crystal Books Project.
'a stimulating treat for everyone interested in language’ (Steven Pinker)

‘illuminating and extremely entertaining’ (Philip Hensher in The Mail on Sunday)

This updated edition of Language Play makes available online a book that was acclaimed for its innovative account of the neglected topic of language play or ‘ludic linguistics’, as it is sometimes called.

It explores a wide range of effects in both spoken and written language, such as puns, dialect humour, funny voices, in-jokes, invented words, crosswords, and the many language games that people like to play. It discusses why people devote so much time and energy to ludic language, and describes how many professionals - from comedians and copy-writers to poets and theologians make a career through their use of it.

The book has also been widely used by teachers, as its later chapters explore the way children learn to play with language and how reading materials can be enhanced, and children motivated, by introducing the dimension of language play.

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.

For all US and Canada sales, see the University of Chicago Press edition:http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/L/bo3630646.html.
Life in language: an interview with David Crystal by John A Stotesbury
The European English Messenger, 2009, 51-8
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Living On
(stage play), 1998
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Loud sing Westminster! The Cathedral's saintly poet
Oremus (Westminster Cathedral Magazine), 188, January 2014, 6-7
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Master Henslowe's diary
Pilgrimage
(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 1988), 79 pp. 0 9513063 0 8
Q and A: Professor David Crystal
Inspire (Canterbury Christ Church Magazine), Autumn 2011, 28-9
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Remembering excellence - eventually
St Mary's College, Crosby, school magazine, 1996
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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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The experiment
(play for television), 1983
The Memors - e-book
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The Memors
Published in 2013, Hilary Crystal’s debut techno-fantasy novel is now available through the Crystal Books Project.
Published in 2013, Hilary Crystal’s debut techno-fantasy novel is now available through the Crystal Books Project.

'A truly enthralling story ... The style of writing is refined, engrossing, and keeps you on tenterhooks throughout.' (Huffington Post)

'From start to finish, I found it impossible to put down. It is thoroughly a great book.' (Harry, aged 13)

David Crystal's Glossary provides extra help for young learners whose mother-tongue is not Englsh.

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.
The Memors Glossary: an ELT Resource for Language Learners
(Holyhead: Crystal Books, 2014), 173 pp, 9781909459168
The Memors Glossary - e-book
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The Memors - Glossary
This glossary contains all words or expressions in the novel other than those that appear in the Longman 2000-word defining vocabulary (see the appendix to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English), as well as words using nonstandard spellings and colloquial abbreviations
This glossary contains all words or expressions in the novel other than those that appear in the Longman 2000-word defining vocabulary (see the appendix to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English), as well as words using nonstandard spellings and colloquial abbreviations.

The definitions have been adapted from this dictionary, with additional entries using the same defining vocabulary.
The Memors Glossary - Print on Demand (PoD)
- £7
The Memors - Glossary
This glossary contains all words or expressions in the novel other than those that appear in the Longman 2000-word defining vocabulary (see the appendix to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English), as well as words using nonstandard spellings and colloquial abbreviations.
This glossary contains all words or expressions in the novel other than those that appear in the Longman 2000-word defining vocabulary (see the appendix to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English), as well as words using nonstandard spellings and colloquial abbreviations.

The definitions have been adapted from this dictionary, with additional entries using the same defining vocabulary.
The Memors - Print on Demand (PoD)
- £7.0
The Memors
Published in 2013, Hilary Crystal’s debut techno-fantasy novel is now available through the Crystal Books Project.
Published in 2013, Hilary Crystal’s debut techno-fantasy novel for tweenagers is now available through the Crystal Books Project.

'A truly enthralling story ... The style of writing is refined, engrossing, and keeps you on tenterhooks throughout.' (Huffington Post)

'From start to finish, I found it impossible to put down. It is thoroughly a great book.' (Harry, aged 13)

David Crystal's Glossary provides extra help for young learners whose mother-tongue is not Englsh.

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.
The Mirrinth - e-book
- £5 (excl VAT)
The Mirrinth
A day out at Great House turns out to be more than a boring tour round a stately home for Liss and Josh. A chance meeting with young Emily sends them into the Hall of Mirrors on a desperate search for a missing boy.
A day out at Great House turns out to be more than a boring tour round a stately home for Liss and Josh.

A chance meeting with young Emily sends them into the Hall of Mirrors on a desperate search for a missing boy.

Emily has lent Liss an amazing device to take with them, a device that Silas Enderson, owner of Great House, claims for his own family. Bumbling Bob Holpweed is back. He’s only days into his new job at Great House, after his adventures in The Memors, but he already has a feeling that something very strange is going on in he Hall of Mirrors.

He’s determined to investigate, and Silas Enderson is equally determined to stop him. Can Liss and Josh find the lost boy and keep Emily’s treasured possession out of Enderson’s clutches?

Will Holpweed be able to help them – or will he just get in the way, as usual?

Follow Liss and Josh into The Mirrinth, and find out..
The story of Ucheldre
(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 2007), 72 pp. 0 951 30638 3
The Unbelievable Hamlet Discovery - Print on Demand (PoD)
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The Unbelievable Hamlet Discovery
Rumours that a lost Hamlet quarto has been found have been circulating among Shakespeare scholars and booksellers for the past decade. An April 1st publication for the quartercentenary in 2016.
Rumours that a lost Hamlet quarto has been found have been circulating among Shakespeare scholars and booksellers for the past decade. As part of the quartercentenary Shakespeare celebrations, and in response to enormous popular demand, David Crystal made the text of his discovery available to the general public, published on 1 April 2016.

This book will revolutionize our understanding of Shakespeare.
Journal of H Studies

Crystal's insightful introduction will stimulate a new generation of Shakespeare scholars. Who knows what further discoveries now await us?
Octolitteraphilic Review

It brought tears to my eyes.
Horatio, via Twitter
The visit
(play for television), 1983
This was your life
(end-of-year play, UCL), 1961
Viva voce!
Llandudno October Festival, 1994, 7-8, 52
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Why did you resign?
In R. Gurd (ed), Turning points, 1997 [not appeared]