David Crystal

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A dictionary of linguistics and phoneticsOxford: Blackwell, 2nd edn (1985), 340 pp. 0 631 14079 4; 0 631 14081 6; Serbo-Croatian translation, 1987,Enciklopedijski recnik moderne lingvistike (Belgrade: Nolit), 293 pp. [Dejvid Kristal] 86 19 01579 6; Portuguese translation, 1988, Dicionário de lingüística e fonética (Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar), 275 pp. 85 7110 025 X; 3rd edn (1991), 389 pp. 0 631 17869 4; 0 631 17871; 4th edn (1996), xvii+426 pp. 0 631 20096 7; 0 631 20097 5; Greek translation, 2000 (Athens: Ekdoseis Pataki), 960 16 0859 1; 5th edn (2003), xx+448 pp. 0 631 22664 8; 6th edn (2008, shown here), xxv + 529 pp. (h/b) 978 1 4051 5296 9; (p/b) 978 1 4051 5297 601.01.1985
A first dictionary of linguistics and phoneticsLondon: Deutsch, 1980, 390 pp. 0 233 97087 8; 0 233 97326 5; later editions called A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics01.01.1980
A glossary of Netspeak and TextspeakEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004, 197 pp. 0 7486 2119 9; paperback 0 7486 1982 801.01.2004
A life made of words: the poetry and thought of John Bradburne(Holyhead: Crystal Books, July 2017). 978190945925005.09.2017
A little book of language(London: Yale, 2010) 272 pp. 9780300155334; Greek translation (Athens: Patakis, 2011). 9789601640334; Portuguese translation, Pequeno tratado sobre a linguagem humana (Sao Paulo: Editora Saraiva 2012), 268 pp. 9788502146129; German translation, Das kleine Buch der Sprache (Hamburg: Atlantik 2015), 304 pp. 9783455700114; Chinese translation (Taiwan: Rye Field Productions 2016), 318 pp. 9789863444787; 12 chapters selected in N. Okada (ed.), The wonderful world of language (Tokyo: Seibido, 2012), with Japanese notes, 102 pp. 9784791930968; Turkish translation (Istanbul: Alfa, 2018), 351 pp. 978605171717304.08.2010
Advanced conversational English (with D. Davy)(London: Longman, 1975), 170 pp. 0 582 55074 2; 0 582 56831 5 (tape); 0 582 79005 0 (cassette); revised for this website in 2019 [see separate entry]01.01.1975
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A-level primersCouse 1: 1 English - the global language; 2 Accents and dialects; 3 Playing with language; 4 Being pragmatic about pragmatics; 5 Language and ICT.  Course II: 1 The importance of grammar; 2 Tone of voice; 3 Language and literature; 4 Child language acquisition; 5 The death of languages. (Devon County Council Curriculum Services: Media Education Centre, 2003).05.01.2003
An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languagesOxford: Blackwell, 1992, 428 pp. 0 631 17652 7; paperback edition, 1994 (Harmondsworth: Penguin), 428 pp. 0 14 051234 901.01.1992
As they say in ZanzibarLondon: HarperCollins, 2006, 717 pp. 0 00 721202 X; US edition (Oxford) 978 0 19 537450 601.01.2006
Assessing grammar: the languages of LARSP (co-editor)(eds) Martin J Ball, David Crystal & Paul Fletcher (Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2011), xiii + 318 pp. 978184769638008.08.2011
Basic linguistics and Language acquisitionUniversity of Reading: Reading Centre, 1973. In the Short Talks series for the Centre for the Teaching of Reading, School of Education, University of Reading. No 3 Basic linguistics. No 4 Language acquisition01.01.1973
Begat: the King James Bible and the English language(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) 327 pp. 9780199585854, (p/b) 2011, 978019969518806.08.2010
Beyond BabelCompleted in 1991 (Foreign Office: Infonation, 2001), an in-depth look at global English, available on DVD with additional sequences, interactive menus, and multi-language options.01.01.1991
By hook or by crook: a journey in search of English(London: HarperCollins, 2006), xiv + 314 pp. 978 0 00 723558 2; p/b (2007) with 14-page PS section, 978 0 00 723557 5; American edition new title:Walking English01.01.2006
Child language, learning and linguistics(London: Edward Arnold, 1976), 106 pp. 0 7131 5890 5; 0 7131 5891 3 Japanese translation, 1980, 1382 260023 5625 Spanish translation, 1981, Lenguaje infantil, aprendizaje y lingüistica (Barcelona: Editorial Médica y Técnica), ix+126 pp. 84 85298 63 203.14.1976
Child language, learning and linguistics(London: Edward Arnold, 1987), 2nd edn v+106 pp. 0 7131 6492 103.14.1987
Clinical linguisticsDisorders of Human Communication 3 (Vienna & New York: Springer, 1981), xii+228 pp. 3 211 81622 4; 0 387 81622 4; paperback edition (London: Arnold), 0 7131 6506 5; paperback edition (London: Whurr), with additional references, xiii+230 pp. 1 870332 65 203.14.1981
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Commentary on ¸Vocal communication in pre-verbal normal and autistic children´In N. O'Connor (ed), Language, cognitive deficits and retardation (London: Butterworths, 1975), 81-503.14.1975
Convent (with J.C. Davies)(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 1989), 130 pp. 0 9513063 1 603.14.1989
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Heat 0 7131 0381 7; reprinted with Japanese notes in Enjoy Science (Tokyo: Asahi, 1984), no ISBN01.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Light 0 7131 0380 901.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Sound 0 7131 0379 5; reprinted with Japanese notes in Enjoy Science (Tokyo: Asahi, 1984), no ISBN01.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Roads 0 7131 0377 901.01.1979
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Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Railways 01.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Canals 0 7131 0376 001.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Monasteries 0 7131 0395 701.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Manors 0 7131 0394 901.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Castles 0 7131 0393 001.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Money 0 7131 0390 601.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Parliament 0 7131 0391 401.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Newspapers 0 7131 0392 201.01.1979
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Air 0 7131 0633 609.01.1982
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Food 0 7131 0631 X09.01.1982
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Electricity 0 7131 0837 1; reprinted with Japanese notes in Enjoy Science (Tokyo: Asahi, 1984), no ISBN09.01.1983
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Motorcycles 0 7131 0836 309.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Computers 0 7131 0838 X; reprinted with Japanese notes in Enjoy Science (Tokyo: Asahi, 1984), no ISBN09.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Horses and ponies 0 7131 0839 809.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Normans 0 7131 0949 109.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Vikings 0 7131 0947 509.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Celts 0 7131 0989 009.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Anglo-Saxons 0 7131 0948 309.01.1984
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Fishing 0 7131 0946 709.01.1985
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Stone Age 0 7131 7300 909.01.1985
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Volcanoes 0 7131 0632 809.01.1982
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Greeks 0 7131 0556 908.01.1981
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Romans 0 7131 0554 208.01.1981
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)The Ancient Egyptians 0 7131 0555 008.01.1981
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Deserts 0 7131 0828 209.01.1983
Databank series (with J.L. Foster)Dinosaurs 0 7131 0829 009.01.1983
Datasearch series (with J.L. Foster)Air and breathing 0 340 52222 401.01.1991
Datasearch series (with J.L. Foster)Light and seeing 0 340 52225 901.01.1991
Datasearch series (with J.L. Foster)Sound and hearing 0 340 52223 201.01.1991
Datasearch series (with J.L. Foster)Heating and cooling 0 340 52224 001.01.1991
David Crystal's Introduction to Language [DVD]recorded 20 October 2010 at King's College London, published 2011. The Routledge Lectures - six 30-min lectures divided into two parts: Language, communication and pragmatics; The structure of language; The mode of transmission; Language in use: temporal variation; Language in use; regional, social and personal variation; Language and discourse. ISBN 0780415602679
 
10.20.2010
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Degree courses in linguisticsRevue de Phonétique Appliquée, 196801.01.1968
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Developmental intonologyIn W. Von Raffler-Engel & Y. Lebrun (eds), Baby talk and infant speech (Amsterdam, 1976), Proceedings of the Florence Symposium on First Language Acquisition, 1972, 56-6503.14.1976
Directions in applied linguisticsLondon: Academic Press, 1981, vii+179 pp. 0 12 198420 601.01.1981
Discover grammarLondon: Addison Wesley Longman, 1996, 159 pp. 0 582 29435 501.01.1996
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Distractions(play for radio), 198303.14.1983
Dr Johnson's Dictionary: an Anthology(London: Penguin Classics, 2005), xlv+650 pp. 0 713 99887 311.01.2005
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Editor's notes for Child Language Teaching and TherapyIssue 2 (1), 1986, 124 (2 books); 2 (3), 1986, 368-71 (4 books); 5(3), 1989, 368-9 (4 books); 12 (3), 1996, 378-9 (2 books);03.12.1986
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Elements of early language developmentMEIU Conference on Screening Procedures in Child Health Clinics, Cambridge, September 198303.14.1983
English as a global languageCambridge: CUP, 1997, x+150 pp. 0 521 59247 X; Canto edition, 1998, 0 521 62994 2; Russian edition, 2001 (Vesmir), 5 7777 0114 0; Japanese edition with notes, Tokyo: Shohakusha, 2000, 4 88198 492 6; Chinese edition, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2001, 7 5600 2369 X; Cambridge: CUP, 2003, 2nd edition (shown here), xv+212 pp. 0 521 82347 1; paperback edition 0 521 53032 6; Complex Chinese edition, 2007 (Owl Publishing), 978 986 7001 41 2; Canto Classics edn 2012 9781107611801; earlier version published privately as English: the global language (Washington: US English, 1996), x+134 pp. No ISBN01.01.1997
BBC Radio 4 series
English now6 talks for Radio 4, May-July 1984; (2nd series) 10 talks for Radio 4, April-July 1985; (3rd series) 10 talks for Radio 4, May-July 198605.01.1984
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Entries in T. McArthur (ed)Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford: OUP, 1992)01.01.1992
Eric Partridge: in his own words (ed.)London: Deutsch/New York: Macmillan, 1980, 251 pp. 0 233 97300 1; 0 02 528960 801.01.1980
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EtymologyIn B. Pattison (ed.), The mind of man (London: Grolier, 1966), 101-501.01.1966
Evolving English: one language, many voices. An illustrated history of the English language(London: British Library, 2010) 159 pp. 978071235099011.08.2010
Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (ed.)reprint of the first edition, with new introduction and notes, 2009 (shown here). Oxford World's Classics edition (Oxford: OUP, 2010) 978019958589210.01.2009
From international to local English - and back again (co-editor)(eds) Roberta Facchinetti, David Crystal & Barbara Seidlhofer (Bern: Peter Lang, 2010) 268 pp. 978303430011710.08.2010
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Global essaysLindsay Clandfield et al, Global: Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Coursebooks (Oxford: Macmillan Education, 2010)01.01.2010
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Glossary entriesIn W. Bright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Linguistics 4 (New York: OUP, 1992), 273-34801.01.1992
Open University television programme
Grammar rulesTelevision script and presentation for Open University Course PE 232, Language Development, Block 2, 198001.01.1980
Grammatical profiles: further languages of LARSP (co-editor)(eds) Martin J Ball, Paul Fletcher and David Crystal (Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2019), xix + 306 pp. 978178892438207.07.2019
Happenings(Holy Island Press, 2000), 66 pp. 0 9513063 6 703.14.2000
How language works(London: Penguin, 2006, shown here), xii+500 pp. 0 140 51538 0; US edition (Penguin: Avery, 2005), 978 1 58333 291 711.01.2006
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Il significato della metodologia nell'approcio logopedicoAtti del 1o Congresso Italiano di Logopedia, Rimini, 1980 (Rome: Armando, 1981)03.14.1981
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Index to A comprehensive grammar of the English languageLondon: Longman, 198501.01.1985
Internet linguisticsLondon: Routledge, 2011, 179 pp. 9780415602686; (p/b) 9780415602716; Montenegrin translation, Dejvid Kristal Internetska Lingvistika (Podgorica, 2012), 205 pp. 978994057922703.01.2011
Introducing linguisticsHarmondsworth: Penguin, 1992, 77 pp. 0 14 081017 X01.01.1992
Introduction to language pathology(London: Edward Arnold, 1980) 0 7131 6274 0; 0 7131 6275 9; Spanish translation 1983, Patalogia del lenguaje (Madrid: Cátedra), 272 pp. 84 376 0381 1; (London: Whurr, 1988), 2nd edition, x+229 pp. 1 871381 10 X; Introduction to language pathology (with R Varley) London: Whurr, 1993), 3rd edition, xiv+283 pp. 1 897635 50 8; (London: Whurr, 1998; London: Wiley, from 2005, shown here), 4th edition (with R Varley), xvii+267 pp. 1 86156 071 003.14.1980
Investigating English style (with D. Davy)(London: Longman, 1969), xiv+260 pp. 0 253 33165 X01.01.1969
John Bradburne on love(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 2009). 978095619730 611.08.2009
John Bradburne´s Mutemwa (with Hilary Crystal)(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 2000), 38 pp. 0 9513063 5 910.14.2000
John Bradburne's birds, bees, and beasts (ed.)(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 2007), 370 pp. 978 0 9513063 9 003.14.2007
John Bradburne's Book of Days (ed.)(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 2004), 370 pp. 0 951 30638 303.14.2004
John Bradburne: songs of the vagabond (ed.)(Holy Island Press / John Bradburne Memorial Society, 1996), xi+84 pp. 0 9513063 4 003.14.1996
Just a phrase I'm going through: my life in language(London and New York: Routledge, 2009), (h/b) 9780415485753; (p/b) 9780415485746; (ebook) 9780203878491; abridged audiobook, 4 CDs, c.5 hrs, 978041554790106.14.2009
Language A to ZLondon: Longman, 1991, 140 pp. 0 582 07565 3; Book 1 integrated with Book 2 and updated, 2013 (Crystal Books Project)01.01.1991
Language A to Z, Teacher's BookLondon: Longman, 1991, vi+185 pp. 0 582 07562 9; updated, 2013 (Crystal Books Project)01.01.1991
Language and the InternetCambridge: CUP, 2001, ix+272 pp. 0 521 80212 1; Spanish translation, 2002, El lenguaje e Internet (Madrid: CUP), 304 pp. 84 8323 256 1; 2nd edn (2006, shown here), ix + 316 pp. 052186859903.01.2001
Language deathCambridge: CUP, 2000, x+198 pp. 0 521 65321 5; Canto edition, 2002 (shown here); Canto Classics edition, 2014, 9781107431812; Spanish translation, 2001, La muerte de las lenguas (Madrid: Cambridge University Press), 218 pp. 84 8323 134 4; Galician translation, 2003, A morte das linguas (Vigo: Editorial Galaxia), 261 pp. 84 8288 622 3; Serbian translation, 2003, Smrt jezika (Belgrade: eke XX Vek), 262 pp. 86 7562 023 3; Lithuanian translation, 2005, Kalbos myrtis (Vilnius: Tyto alba), 204 pp. 9986 16 446 X; Arabic translation 2006 (University of Tabuk); Turkish translation, 2007, Dillerin Katli (Istanbul: Profil Yayincilik), 230 pp.01.01.2000
Language handicap in children(National Council for Special Education), Developing Horizons in Special Education, 1984, Series No 7, 51 pp. No ISBN03.14.1984
Language playHarmondsworth: Penguin, 1998, x+249. 0 14 027385 9; updated e-book edition, 2013 (Crystal Books Project)01.01.1998
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Language Research in Progress (ed.)(Linguistics Association of Great Britain, now in LAGB archive): 1, 1966, 38 pp; 2, 1967, 40 pp; 3, 1969, 43 pp; 4, 1970, 37 pp 01.01.1966
Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020, x+206 pp. 978019885069407.09.2020
Linguistic controversies (ed.)London: Edward Arnold, 1982, xiv+257 pp. 0 7131 6349 601.01.1982
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Linguistic critique of the Bullock ReportReading, June 1975. Reprinted in Directions in Applied Linguistics. [See book]06.01.1975
Linguistic encounters with language handicap(Oxford: Blackwell, 1984), xi+171 pp. 0 631 13869 2; paperback edition, 1987. 0 631 15493 003.14.1984
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Linguistica clinicaI Care 5(3), 1980, 16-1909.07.1980
Linguistics(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985), 2nd edn 276 pp. 0 14 022640 0 Japanese translation, 1988, 4 523 30052 601.01.1985
Linguistics(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971), 250 pp. (Revised edition, 1981) 0 14 021332 5; Portuguese translation 1973, A linguística (Lisbon: Dom Quixote), 322 pp. No ISBN; German translation 1975, Einführung in die Linguistik (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer), 232 pp. 3 17 001368 801.01.1971
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Linguistics entriesIn A. Bullock & O. Stalleybrass (eds), A dictionary of modern thought (London: Fontana, 1978). 2nd edn, 198801.01.1978
Linguistics, language and religionLondon: Burns Oates / New York: Hawthorn Books, 1965, 191 pp. No ISBN01.01.1965
Listen to your child(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986), 240 pp. 0 14 011015 1; 0 14 046753 X; 2nd edn 2017 (shown here), vii+263 pp. 978014011015903.22.2017
Making a point: the pernickety story of English punctuation(London: Profile Books, 2015), xiii + 378 pp. (h/b) 9781781253502, (p/b) 9781781253519; US edn (New York: St Martin's Press, subtitle: 'the persnickety story of English punctuation'), 9781250060419; e-book 978146686564810.02.2015
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Making grammar overTimes Higher Education Supplement, 2004.01.01.2004
Making sense of English usageEdinburgh: Chambers, 1991, xii+127 pp. 0 550 18036 2; China edition 1993, 7 5062 1568 301.01.1991
Making sense of grammarLondon: Pearson Longman, 2004, 400 pp. 0 582 84863 601.01.2004
Making sense: the glamorous story of English grammarLondon: Profile Books, 2017, xvii + 281 pp. (h/b) 9781781256015, (p/b) 9781781256022; New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, 9780190660574; audio book (8 CDs) by Recorded Books (New York, 2017), C0476412.31.2016
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Mini-essays (6)for The New Penguin Dictionary (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000)12.01.2000
BBC Learning English series
New words in English26 'minute' talks, BBC Learning English: Keep Your English Up To Date, 2004; (2nd series) 24 'minute' talks, BBC Learning English: Keep Your English Up To Date, series 2, 2007.01.01.2004
Nineties knowledge (ed.)(Edinburgh: Chambers/Singapore: Federal Publications, 1992), ix+182 pp. 0 550 17254 8; 981 01 2095 803.14.1992
On anniversariesPublic lecture to celebrate 425 years of Cambridge University Press publishing; limited edition, 66 pp. no ISBN07.01.2009
Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary[with Ben Crystal, illustrations by Kate Bellamy] (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 352 pp; 978019273750204.02.2015
BBC Schools series
Patterns of language3 scripts for BBC Schools, May 198605.01.1986
Pilgrimage(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 1988), 79 pp. 0 9513063 0 803.14.1988
Pocket facts (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2005), xii+436 pp. 0 141 02111 X03.14.2005
Pocket famous people (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2006), ix+346 pp. 0 141 02717 703.14.2006
Pocket kings and queens (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2006), ix+351 pp. 0 141 02716 903.14.2006
Pocket on this day (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2006), ix+367 pp. 0 141 02715 003.14.2006
Pocket quotations (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2005), vi+304 pp. 0 141 02112 803.14.2005
Pocket spelling dictionary (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2005), xii+355 pp. 0 141 02110 103.14.2005
Profiling grammar: more languages of LARSP (co-editor)(eds) Paul Fletcher, Martin J Ball and David Crystal (Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2016), xviii + 285 pp. 978178309486801.02.2016
Profiling linguistic disability(London: Edward Arnold, 1982), 218 pp. 0 7131 6354 203.14.1982
Profiling linguistic disability(London: Whurr, 1992; London: Wiley, from 2005), 2nd edition viii+229 pp. 1 870332 93 803.14.1992
Pronouncing ShakespeareCambridge: CUP, 2005, xviii+188 pp. 0521852137; updated pb 2019 (shown here), xviii + 194 pp. 978110846669104.01.2005
Prosodic systems and intonation in English(Cambridge: CUP, 1969), viii+381 pp. 052107387104.07.1969
Randolph Quirk: obituarywith Ruth Kempson, in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, 18, 2019, 31-4804.08.2019
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Recent developments in linguisticsBBC Foreign Service; reprinted in English by Radio, May, 196605.01.1966
Rediscover grammarLondon: Longman, 1988, 223 pp. 0 582 00258 3; revised edition (1996), 239 pp. 0 582 00258 3; Thai translation, 1996. 974 512 594 6; Japanese translation, 1992. 4 268 00137 9; Chinese translation, 1995. 962 00 1352 2; 3rd edn (2004, shown here), 254 pp. 0 582 84862 801.01.1988
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Review comment on Fraser & BlockleyThe language disordered child, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 17, 1981 (date uncertain)03.14.1981
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Review of books on religious language by P. Van Buren, G. Ebeling, P. Helm, A. Jeffner, J. LadrièreSpeaking of mystery, Times Literary Supplement, August 1973, 10. Revised and expanded for ¸Le statut ...´ (1974)08.01.1973
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Review of D. Leith, A social history of EnglishThe Listener, 198301.01.1983
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Review of D.L. Bolinger, Intonation and its partsTimes Literary Supplement, 29 August 1986, 94908.29.1986
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Review of J. Reynell, Language, development and assessmentSpecial Education, 198203.14.1982
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Review of M. Ball, Theoretical linguistics and disordered languageTherapy, 8, December 198803.14.1988
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Review of Manfred Görlach, A Dictionary of European Anglicisms and English in EuropeTimes Higher Education Supplement, 15 August 200308.15.2003
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Review of P. Levi, The English Bible: from Wycliffe to William BarnesThe Tablet, 197501.01.1975
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Review of R. Fowler, The languages of literatureTimes Higher Education Supplement 9 (10 December 1971), 1712.10.1971
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Review of R. Quirk, et al., A grammar of contemporary EnglishThe Tablet, February 197301.01.1973
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Review of S. & C. Modgil, Noam Chomsky: consensus and controversyChild Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 1987, 36906.13.1987
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Review of W. Ong, The presence of the wordArchivum Linguisticum, New Series 1, 197001.01.1970
Shakespeare´s Words: a Glossary and Language Companion (with Ben Crystal)(London: Penguin, 2002), xxviii+650 pp. 0 14 100737 0; US edition by Penguin Putnam, 2002; paperback edition with corrections and additions, 2004, xxviii+650 pp. 0 14 029117 2; paperback edition with corrections and additions (2004), xxviii+650 pp. 014029117206.01.2002
Skylarks: a language development programme for 6--9-year-olds (with J. Bevington)(London: Nelson, 1975), 48 booklets and teacher's notes. 0 17 412233 009.01.1975
Sounds appealing: the passionate story of English pronunciation(London: Profile Books, 2018), 296 pp. 978178125609101.08.2018
BBC Radio 4 series
Speak out!1 June 1982; 10 talks for Radio 4, August-October 198208.19.1982
Spell it out: the singular story of English spelling(London: Profile Books, 2012), vii + 328 pp. (h/b) 9781846685675; (p/b, 2013) 9781846685682; (ebook) 9781847658227; US edn (New York: St Martin's Press, 2012, subtitle 'the curious, enthralling, and extraordinary story of English spelling'), (h/b) 9781250003478; (ebook) 978125002886004.08.2012
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Standard English and its variantsIn B. Pattison (ed.), The mind of man (London: Grolier, 1966), 82-603.01.1966
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Syntax mattersProceedings of the National Conference of Teachers of the Deaf 197210.01.1972
Systems of prosodic and paralinguistic features in English (with R. Quirk)(The Hague: Mouton, 1964), x +120 pp. No ISBN04.07.1964
The big sleep (ed. with D. Strange)(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992), Penguin Authentic Texts, ix+244 pp. 0 14 081335 701.01.1992
The Cambridge biographical dictionary (ed.)(Cambridge: CUP, 1996), x+495 pp. 0 521 56780 704.14.1996
The Cambridge biographical encyclopedia (ed.)(Cambridge: CUP, 1994), xi+1304 pp. 0 521 43421 1; 2nd edn (1998), xi+1179 pp. 0 521 63099 103.14.1994
The Cambridge concise encyclopedia (ed.)(Cambridge: CUP, 1992), vi+962 pp. 0 521 41614 0; updated edition (1994), viii+965 pp. 0 521 47161 3; 2nd edition (1995), viii+1080 pp. 0 521 55049 103.14.1992
The Cambridge encyclopedia (ed.)(Cambridge: CUP, 1990), ix+1334+maps. 0 521 39528 3; updated edition (1992), ix+1334+maps. 0 521 43176 X; 2nd edition (1994), viii+1347+maps. 0 521 44429; 3rd edn (1997), vi+1303 pp+maps. 0 521 58459 0; 4th edn (2000), vi+1336 pp+maps. 0 521 79099 903.14.1990
The Cambridge encyclopedia of languageCambridge: CUP, 1987, vii+472 pp. 0 521 26438 3; 0 521 42443 7; Guild Publishing edition, 1988, No ISBN; Japanese translation, 1992 (Tokyo: Taishukan), 688 pp. 4 469 01202 5; German translation, 1993, Die Cambridge Enzyklopädie der Sprache (Frankfurt: Campus), ix+478 pp. 3 593 34824 1; student edition 1995, 3 593 35265 6; >Italian translation, 1993, Enciclopedia Cambridge delle scienze del linguaggio (Bologna: Zanichelli), ix+483 pp. 88 08 14078 4; Spanish translation, 1993, Enciclopedia del lenguaje (Madrid: Taurus), xi+475 pp. 84 306 0171 6; Serbo-Croatian translation, 1996, Kembricka enciklopedija jezika (Belgrade: Nolit), vii+474 pp. [Dejvid Kristal], No ISBN; Hungarian translation, 1998, A nyelv enciklopédiája Budapest: Osiris), 606 pp. 963 379 211 8; 2nd edn (1997), vii+480 pp. 0 521 55050 5; paperback, 1998, 0 521 55967 7; 3rd edn (2010, shown here) (h/b) 9780521516983, (p/b) 978052173650301.01.1987
The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English languageCambridge: CUP, 1995, vii+489 pp. 0 521 40179 8; paperback edition, 1997, vii+489 pp. 0 521 59655 6; 2nd edition (2003), vii+499 pp. 0 521 82348 X; paperback edition 0 521 53033 4; 3rd edition (2019, shown here), viii+573 pp. 9781108423595; paperback edition 9781108437738; adaptation of Part 1 as A history of the English language (ed. Kimiyuki Nishide, Tokyo: Seibido, 2000), iv + 216 pp. 4 7919 3608 601.02.2019
The Cambridge factfinder (ed.)(Cambridge: CUP, 1993), xx+841 pp. 0 521 45306 2; revised edition (1994), xx+843 pp. 0 521 47124 9; paperback 0 521 46991 0; 81 85618 56 9; Slovenian translation, 1995, Cambridgeov podatkovnik (Ljubljana: DZS), xxiii+877 pp. 86 341 1386 8; (Cambridge: CUP, 1995), updated edition (1995), xx+843 pp. 0 521 55140 4; paperback 0 521 55892 1; 2nd edn (1997), xx+891 pp. 0 521 56597 9; 3rd edn (1998), xx+891 pp. 0 521 56253 8; 0 521 63770 8; 4th edn (2000), xx+938 pp. 0 521 79435 8

 
03.14.1993
The Cambridge paperback encyclopedia (ed.)(Cambridge: CUP, 1993), vi+965 pp. 0 521 43762 8; 2nd edn (1995), viii+1080 pp. 0 521 55968 5; 3rd edn, (1999), viii+1071 pp. 052166800X03.14.1993
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The challenges of literacyin Brian Daubney (ed.), Ways to Words: ideas to enliven literacy and oracy (St Katharine and Shadwell Trust, 2011, 4-7 [extracts from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language]06.01.2011
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The diagnosis of sociolinguistic problems in doctor-patient interactionIn B. Tanner (ed., Language and communication in general practice (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1976), 40-5109.01.1976
The disappearing dictionary: a treasury of lost dialect words(London: Macmillan, 2015), xxiii + 225 pp. 9781447282808; pb (shown here) 978150980176305.02.2015
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The educational use of linguisticsIn Language Study Courses in Colleges of Education (London: DES, 1973), The Coloma College Conference, 1-9. Part reprinted for Child language, learning and linguistics07.01.1973
The encyclopedia codesA pseudo-autobiographical novella.07.20.2020
The English languageHarmondsworth: Penguin, 1988, x+288 pp. 0 14 013532 4; 0 14 022730 X; Japanese translation 1989, 4 314 00522 X; Korean translation 1992, no ISBN; Japanese part adaptation, 1990, as The uses of English (Tokyo: Eihosha), 102 pp, no ISBN; Japanese part adaptation, 1990, as The English language (Tokyo: Kirihara Shoten), 107 pp. 4 342 52000 109.01.1988
The English languageLondon: Penguin, 2002, 2nd edition, xii+312 pp. 0 14 100396 001.01.2002
The English languageIn Sphere History of Literature, 10 (ed. with W.F. Bolton; London: Sphere, 1987), ix +362 pp. (Revision of W.F. Bolton, 1975) 0 7221 7977 4; reprinted, 1993 (Harmondsworth: Penguin), 0 14 017760 401.18.1975
The English language: essays by linguists and men of letters, Vol. 2 1858-1964 (ed. with W.F. Bolton)Cambridge: CUP, 1969, xiii+325 pp. 0 521 07325 1; 0 521 09545 X03.01.1969
The English tone of voice: essays in intonation, prosody and paralanguage(London: Edward Arnold, 1975), ix+198 pp. 0713158018; 071315802604.07.1975
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The experiment(play for television), 198303.14.1983
The fight for EnglishOxford: OUP, 2006, xi+239 pp. 0 19 920764 X10.01.2006
The future of languageDVD of three lectures with subtitles and accompanying book of commentary (London: Routledge, 2009): The future of Englishes; Language death; Internet linguistics. 9780415484909.07.01.2009
The gift of the gab: how eloquence works(New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016), xi + 244 pp. (h/b) 9780300214260, (p/b) 9780300226409; Korean translation, 2016, 979118744494605.21.2016
The grammatical analysis of language disability (with P. Fletcher & M. Garman)(London: Edward Arnold, 1976), vi+234 pp. ( Revised 1977, 1982) 0 7131 5842 5; 0 7131 5843 3; Spanish translation 1983, Analisis gramatical de los trastornos del lenguaje (Barcelona: Editorial Médica y Técnica), xii+300 pp. 084 85298 85 303.14.1976
The grammatical analysis of language disability (with P. Fletcher & M. Garman)(London: Cole & Whurr, 1989), 2nd edition, vi+247 pp. 1 871381 03 703.14.1989
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The great Gatsby (ed. with D. Strange)(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992), Penguin Authentic Texts, xii+190 pp. 0 14 081334 901.01.1992
The language revolution(Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004), ix+142 pp. (h/b) 0 7456 3312 9; (p/b) 0 7456 3313 7. Spanish translation: La revolución del lenguaje (Madrid: Alianza, 2005), 167 pp. 84 206 4730 6. Basque translation: Hizkuntzaren iraultza (Donostia: Erein, 2007), 156 pp. 978 84 9746 388 103.01.2004
The Memors Glossary: an ELT Resource for Language Learners(Holyhead: Crystal Books, 2014), 173 pp, 978190945916806.07.2014
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The nature of specific language disorder in children and its assessment: the linguistic angleIn Invalid Children's Aid Association, Advances in working with language disordered children (London: ICAA, 1986), 1-504.05.1986
The new Penguin encyclopedia (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2002), x+1688 pp. 0 141 00917 903.14.2002
The new Penguin factfinder (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2003), xx+938 pp. 0 141 01109 203.14.2003
The Oxford dictionary of original Shakespearean pronunciation(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), li + 648 pp. 978019966842703.24.2016
The Penguin book of facts (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2004), xx+939 pp. 0 141 01857 703.14.2004
The Penguin concise encyclopedia (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2003), x+1028 pp. 0 141 01110 603.14.2003
The Penguin concise encyclopedia (ed.)(London: Penguin Reference, 2005), x+1045 pp. 0 141 01706 603.14.2005
The Penguin dictionary of language2nd edition of the 1992 Encyclopedic dictionary (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1999), vii+390 pp. 0 14 051416 305.01.1999
The Penguin encyclopedia (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2004), 2nd edn. x+1698 pp. 0 140 51543 703.14.2004
The Penguin encyclopedia (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2006), 3rd edn. x + 1488 pp. 014051578X04.08.2006
The Penguin factfinder (ed.)(London: Penguin, 2007); 2nd edn, vii+919 pp. 2005 9780141017051; 3rd edn [shown here] xx + 939 pp. 9780141026220; first edn titled The new Penguin factfiner05.08.2007
The picture of Dorian Gray (ed. with D. Strange)(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992), Penguin Authentic Texts, xii+276 pp. 0 14 081333 001.01.1992
The Saint John GospelCD, a dramatic reading adapted from The Jerusalem Bible, with musical illustrations, TRF CD407; online recording available at www.lectionaryreadings.co.uk01.01.2000
The Shakespeare Miscellany (with Ben Crystal)(London: Penguin, 2005), x+214 pp. 0 140 51555 004.01.2005
The stories of English(London: Penguin, 2004), viii+565 pp. 0 713 99752 4; paperback edition 0 141 01593 4. US h/b edition, New York: Overlook Press, 1 58567 601 2; p/b 1 58567 719 1; Chinese simplified characters translation, h/b 2016, The Commercial Press, 978 7 100 11791 309.01.2004
The story of Be: a verb's-eye view of the English languageOxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, xiii + 191 pp. 978019879109605.04.2017
BBC World Service series
The story of English (with Tom McArthur)18 scripts for BBC World Service, 198709.01.1987
The story of English in 100 words(London: Profile, 2011) xxi + 260 pp. 9781846684272; p/b (2012) 9781846684289; p/b (New York: St Martin's Press, Picador edition, 2013) 9781250024206; Japanese translation (2013) 9789867120557; audio book from Audiogo, 8 CDs, 7 hr 55 min. 9781445865195; (Chivers Audiobooks, CCD 2774) 9781445860626; (Sound Library, SLD 2882) 978079279154610.08.2011
The story of English punctuation: Making a Pointemagazine 71, 2016, 9-1102.02.2016
The story of Ucheldre(Holyhead: Holy Island Press, 2007), 72 pp. 0 951 30638 306.14.2007
The unbelievable Hamlet discovery(Holyhead: Crystal Books, 2016), 72 pp. 978190945919904.01.2016
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The visit(play for television), 198303.14.1983
The world of languageTokyo: Shohakusha, 2002, iv+142 pp. 4 88198 530 2 (selections from CEL 2nd edition by Hajime Narita)07.01.2002
Think on my words: exploring Shakespeare's languageCambridge: CUP, 2008, xii+254 pp. 978 0 521 87694 0; Canto Classics edn 2012, 978 1 107 61180 102.01.2008
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This was your life(end-of-year play, UCL), 196106.14.1961
Txting: the gr8 db8Oxford: OUP, 2008, ix + 239 pp. 9780199544905; (p/b) (2009) 9780199571338; Chinese translation (Taipei: Good Morning Press, 2010) 250 pp. 978986661318001.01.2008
Tyndale's Bible: Saint Matthew's Gospel in original pronunciation(London: The British Library, 2013), 2 CDs (duration 148 mins), NSACD 112-113, with introductory essay07.01.2013
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Usage notes to Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary10.01.1984
Walking English: a journey in search of language(New York: Overlook Press, 2009), US p/b edition with new title for By hook or by crook: a journey in search of English (2007) 978159020263010.08.2009
We are not amused: Victorian views on pronunciation as told in the pages of Punch(Oxford: Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2017). 978185124478210.09.2017
What is linguistics?London: Edward Arnold, 1968 (shown here), viii + 84 pp. 0 7131 5381 4; 0 7131 5382 2; Japanese edition with notes, 1969 (Tokyo: Shinozaki Shorin), No ISBN; 2nd edn (1969), viii + 88 pp. (Reprinted with amendments, 1971) 0 7131 5482 9; 0 7131 5483 7; Japanese translation (1975), 1382 260012 5625; 3rd edn (1974), viii + 83 pp. 0 7131 5741 0 (Reprinted with amendments, 1977, 1982); Portuguese translation 1981, Que é lingüística? (Rio de Janeiro: Ao Livro Técnico S/A), xii+60 pp. 85 215 0052 1; 4th edn (1985), x + 83 pp. 0 7131 6443 3; Turkish translation, Dilbilim Nedir? (Ankara: Pegem Akademi, 2016) 978 605 318 485 0.01.01.1968
BBC Radio 4 series
When language breaks down4 talks for BBC Radio 4, June-July 198306.14.1983
Who cares about English usage?Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984, 124 pp. 0 14 02.2544 7; 0 14 008315 4; Japanese translation, 1985, no ISBN; Japanese translation, 1986, 4 385 43129 9; updated edition (2000, shown here), 128 pp. 0 14 028951 801.01.1984
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Will´s wordsRegular column on Shakespeare's 'false friends' in Times Education Supplement Teachers´ Magazine, May 2002 to July 2006, weekly in term time.05.24.2002
Will's Word Warriors [with Ben Crystal]booklet for Shakespeare Week 2019, 8 pp. published by The Shakespeaer Birthplace Trust, illustrations by Marcia Williams. No ISBN03.01.2019
BBC Home Service talk
Words and workTalk, BBC Home Service, March 196503.01.1965
Words in time and place: exploring language through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), xvi + 288 pp. 978019968047409.20.2014
Words on words: quotations on language and languages (with Hilary Crystal)(Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000), xi+580 pp. 0 14 029134 2; paperback edition, 2001, 0 14 051418 X; US edition by Chicago University Press, 2000, 0 226 12201 8; e-book edition (Crystal Books Project, 2013)01.01.2000
Words, words, words(Oxford: OUP, 2006), viii+216 pp. 0 19 861444 6; Korean translation, 2010 (Sotong), 978899345433801.01.2006
Wordsmiths and Warriors: the English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain[with Hilary Crystal], Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013, vii + 424 pp, 9780199668120; p/b edn 2015, 9780198729136; chapter 4 reprinted in Babel 6 (February 2014), 14-17, with interview09.07.2013
Working with LARSP(London: Edward Arnold, 1979), viii+359 pp. 0 7131 6118 303.14.1979
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Would you have marked it wrong? and FachfragePraxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 15, 1968: 209-10, 285, 309-12, 402, 422-5; 16, 1969: 91, 121, 200, 228-31, 325, 350-1, 427, 454-5; 17, 1970: 60, 97-100, 102-3, 191, 208-10, 311, 326-8, 419, 441-3; 18, 1971: 68, 95-6, 98-9, 200, 215-16, 260, 326-7, 330-2, 402, 434-6; 19, 1972: 57, 69-70, 166, 173-4, 219, 282, 289-90, 330-1, 390, 397, 437; 20, 1973: 53, 60-1, 101, 156, 162-3, 213, 328; 21, 1974: 62, 164-5, 282, 386-7, 433-4; 22, 1975: 41, 50-1, 168, 178-80, 324-5, 362, 378-9
 
01.01.1968
BBC Radio 3 talks
You said it2 scripts for BBC Radio 3, 197603.01.1976
You Say Potato: a Book about Accents[with Ben Crystal] (Macmillan, 2014), 248 pp; (h/b) 9781447249696; (p/b, 2015, shown here) 9781447255468; audio book available10.07.2014