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  • You Say Potato: A Book About Accents | Ben Crystal,David Crystal

    You Say Potato: A Book About Accents

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ben Crystal, David Crystal
    • Narrated By David Crystal, Ben Crystal, Jane Savage, and others
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    Some people say 'sconn' while others say 'schown'. He says 'bath' while she says 'bahth'. You say 'potayto'. I say 'potahto'. And - wait a second, no one says 'potahto'. No one's ever said 'potahto'. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of received pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father, David, travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.

    Matt Dobler says: "Wish there were more native recordings. "
  • The Story of English in 100 Words | David Crystal

    The Story of English in 100 Words

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Crystal
    • Narrated By David Crystal
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    In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ("roe", in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ("loaf") to cutting edge ("twittersphere") and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ("and", "what") to the more fanciful ("fopdoodle"), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language.

    Sean says: "Random but entertaining"
  • A Little Book of Language | David Crystal

    A Little Book of Language

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Crystal
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language's myriad intricacies and quirks.

    Fruta Fresca says: "A must read!"
  • The Story of English in 100 Words | David Crystal

    The Story of English in 100 Words

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Crystal
    • Narrated By David Crystal
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    In this unique new history of the world’s most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century (‘roe’, in case you are wondering).

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