9780199668120

Wordsmiths and Warriors The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199668120

  • ISBN10:

    0199668124

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


David Crystal is known throughout the world as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster on language. He has published extensively on the history and development of English, including The Stories of English (2004), Evolving English (2010), Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language (2010), The Story of English in 100 Words (2011), and Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling (2012).

Hilary Crystal trained as a speech therapist, worked for a while in clinical linguistic research, then became a sub-editor for the various volumes in the Cambridge and Penguin families of encyclopedias. She has designed several books, notably the anthologies of the poetry of John Bradburne edited by David.

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