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DAVID CRYSTAL, is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. In 1995, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language. He lives in the United Kingdom.
IT IS NOT CRYSTAL’S BEST WORK!
I have purchased David Crystal’s books since I started to study English as a Foreign Language long time ago, and I got used to his style. Read more
Fascinating glimpses into the history of the English language.Published 12 months ago by V. Presser
An interesting book, althoug it should have a better layout inside.Published 12 months ago by Nabupolasar Alves Feitosa
The Story of English is a modest work in which the author cherry-picked a few words to try to cast some light on the development of our language. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gerald B. Keane
This is not a history of English. This is not an etymology reference. It's something in between: going through 100 words chosen by the whim of the author, each has its story... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kevin M. Iga
Very interesting way to look back on the influences on current English words. May make me want something more inclusive when I have time to delve into the subject.Published 14 months ago by V. M. Blais
This book covers the history of the English language in 100 words.
For those who love words and word origins this is a great book. Read more
This is required reading if you are interested in languages, and especially English. In an ingenious way, the author delves into the background of the English language, without... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Margaret Ann Martin