David Crystal — Stories of English

17 июля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Stories of English - David Crystal

Penguin Group / —

ISBN: 9780141015934
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David Crystal — The Penguin Pocket Book of Facts

8 июля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Penguin Pocket Book of Facts - David Crystal

Penguin Group / —
The Penguin Pocket Book of Facts is the essential companion for crossword and trivia addicts and for anyone who needs to check facts at home or at work. With entries on a wide range of subjects from natural history and religion through to politics and current affairs, it is a superbly versatile one-stop resource.
Part of Penguin’s major new series of reference titles ranging from Spanish and French dictionaries to books on spelling and babies’ names.

ISBN: 9780141021119
мягкая обложка, 448 стр.
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David Crystal — How Language Works, 2007 год

6 апреля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
How Language Works - David Crystal

Penguin Group / —
In this fascinating survey of everything from how sounds become speech to how names work, David Crystal answers every question you might ever have had about the nuts and bolts of language in his usual highly illuminating way. Along the way, we find out about eyebrow flashes, whistling languages, how parents teach their children to speak, how politeness travels across languages and how the way we talk show not just how old we are but where we’re from and even who we want to be.

ISBN: 9780141015521
мягкая обложка, 512 стр.
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David Crystal — Words Words Words, 2007 год

6 марта, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Words Words Words - David Crystal

Oxford University Press / —
— Explores the endlessly fascinating world of words
— World-renowned expert draws on a lifetime’s experience
— From the world’s No. 1 language publisher
Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words.
Drawing on a lifetime’s experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication. Language has no life of its own: it only exists in the mouths and ears, hands, eyes and brains of its users. As we are guided expertly and passionately through the mysteries and delights of word origins, histories, spellings, regional and social variations, taboo words, jargon, and wordplay, the contribution we all play in shaping the linguistic world around us becomes evident.
Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where we come from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.

ISBN: 9780199210770
мягкая обложка, 224 стр.
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David Crystal — The Fight for English. How language pundits ate, shot, and left, 2007 год

2 марта, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Fight for English. How language pundits ate, shot, and left - David Crystal

Oxford University Press / —
Lynne Truss’s ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’ injected new life into the long-standing arguments over rights and wrongs in English usage. Now David Crystal brings together his own distinctive style and unique expertise to provide the first thorough-going assessment of the ongoing debate.
With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal charts the battles past and present, illustrating the characters and attitudes involved from a wide range of written sources. He combines a chronological survey of key influences in the area of usage with discussion of particular themes such as punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation. And he looks ahead to the future in the context of recent education policy shifts.
A positive and compelling case is made for variation in usage of English based on appropriateness of situation, arguing that ‘zero tolerance’ in relation to language is a profoundly flawed approach. Crystal offers an original and authoritative counter-argument to the prescriptivist agenda that has been expounded in many accounts of English usage over the years.
The debate has continued with the recent publication of John Humphrys’ ‘Beyond Words’, and ‘The Fight for English’ is the book that everyone concerned with English usage should read.

ISBN: 9780199229697
мягкая обложка, 256 стр.
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David Crystal — Just A Phrase I’m Going Through: My Life in Language, 2009 год

18 февраля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Just A Phrase I'm Going Through: My Life in Language - David Crystal

Routledge / —
Kidnapping, attempted assassination, espionage…not the answers you’d expect to the question ‘what happens when you become a linguist?’
But now, reflecting on a long and hugely successful career at the forefront of the field of English Language and Linguistics, David Crystal answers this question and offers us a special look behind the scenes at the adventures, rewards, challenges and pitfalls of his life in language.
Both an autobiography and a highly accessible introduction to the field of linguistics, Just a Phrase I’m Going Through illuminates and entertains us with its many insights into the ever-fascinating subject of language.
David Crystal is synonymous with language, both as a great populariser and linguistic pioneer, and his contribution to the field is unparalleled. This is a book not just for students and teachers but for all lovers of language.

ISBN: 978-0-415-48574-6
мягкая обложка, 304 стр.
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David Crystal — The Penguin Concise Encyclopedia

9 февраля, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Penguin Concise Encyclopedia - David Crystal

Penguin Group / —
Edited by David Crystal, the UK’s most widely respected reference editor, The Penguin Concise Encyclopedia is the only up-to-date paperback encyclopedia available. With over 21,000 entries and nearly one million words, this is an invaluable source of information on a wide range of subjects, from history and science to sport and music.

ISBN: 9780141017068
мягкая обложка, 1056 стр.
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David Crystal — By Hook or by Crook: A Journey in Search of English, 2008 год

1 декабря, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
By Hook or by Crook: A Journey in Search of English - David Crystal

HarperCollins UK / —
A delightfully discursive, Bill Bryson-esque and personal journey through the groves and the thickets of the English language, by our foremost scholar of the history and structure of the English language. David Crystal has been described (by the Times Higher Education Supplement) as a sort of ‘latter day Dr Johnson’, a populist linguist who has promoted the study of the English language in an academic and broadcasting career that has so far spanned 40 years and nearly 100 books. Now he has written an engaging travel book of more general appeal. Inspired by W. G. Sebald’s ‘The Rings of Saturn’ and by Bill Bryson’s books, he has combined personal reflections, historical allusions and traveller observations to create a mesmerising (and entertaining) narrative account of his encounters with the English language and its speakers throughout the world — from Bangor to Bombay and from Stratford to San Francisco. ‘By Hook or by Crook’ is an attempt to capture the exploratory, seductive, teasing, tantalising nature of language study. As such, it will appeal to the ever-growing market who like to be entertained as well as instructed.

ISBN: 978-0-00-723557-5
мягкая обложка, 320 стр.
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David Crystal — By Hook or By Crook: A Journey in Search of English, 2008 год

4 ноября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
By Hook or By Crook: A Journey in Search of English - David Crystal

Daedalus Books / —
In this delightful excursion through the English language, Crystal combines personal reflections, historical allusions, and a traveler’s observations to create a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account with the language and its speakers.

ISBN: 978-1-59020-061-2
твердый переплет, 314 стр.
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David Crystal — Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left, 2006 год

21 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left - David Crystal

Oxford University Press / —
Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots and Leaves injected new life into the long-standing arguments over rights and wrongs in English usage. Now David Crystal brings together his own distinctive style and unique expertise to provide the first thorough-going assessment of the ongoing debate. With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal charts the battles past and present, illustrating the characters and attitudes involved from a wide range of written sources. He combines a chronological survey of key influences in the area of usage with discussion of particular themes such as punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation. And he looks ahead to the future in the context of recent education policy shifts. A positive and compelling case is made for variation in usage of English based on appropriateness of situation, arguing that ‘zero tolerance’ in relation to language is a profoundly flawed approach. Crystal offers an original and authoritative counter-argument to the prescriptivist agenda that has been expounded in many accounts of English usage over the years. The Fight for English is the book that everyone concerned with English usage has been eagerly awaiting.

ISBN: 978-0-19-920764-0
твердый переплет, 256 стр.
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