David Crystal

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David Crystal (/deɪvɪd krɪstəl/) is a leading expert on language. Professor of Linguistic Science at the University of Reading for 10 years, he is currently Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. A disciple and collaborator of Professor Randolph Quirk, he is the author of over 100 books[1] including The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language.

He had a section at the BBC World Service Web page called "Keep your English up to date".[2][3][4]


  • 1980: Eric Partridge in His Own Words Edited by David Crystal. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York ISBN 0-02-528960-8
  • The English Language ISBN 0-14-100396-0
  • The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language ISBN 0 521 401798 Hardback
  • 2012: The Story of English in 100 Words. Profile Books ISBN 978-1846684289 Paperback
  • 2012: Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling Profile Books ISBN 978-184668567 5 Hardback[5]


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