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David Crystal

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has written or edited over 100 books and published numerous articles for scholarly, professional, and general readerships, in fields ranging from forensic linguistics and ELT to the liturgy and Shakespeare. His many books include Words, Words, Words (OUP 2006) and The Fight for English (OUP 2006).

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    • The Gift of the Gab

    • How Eloquence Works
    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent audiobook illuminates the power of language....

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    • Making Sense

    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar....

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    • Another delight from David Crystal

    • By Emily on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • You Say Potato: A Book About Accents

    • By: Ben Crystal, David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal, Ben Crystal, Jane Savage, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents and what they say about us....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish there were more native recordings.

    • By Matt Dobler on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Story of English in 100 Words

    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stepping Stones

    • By Barbara Dennis on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $17.45

    • A Little Book of Language

    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read!

    • By Fruta Fresca on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $18.50

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