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  David Crystal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Professor David Crystal, OBE (born 1941 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, UK) is a linguist, academic and author.
Crystal is the author of over sixty books on a wide variety of subjects, specialising among other things in editing reference works, including the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (1987), the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language (1995), the Cambridge Biographical Dictionary, the Cambridge Encyclopedia itself, and the New Penguin Encyclopedia (2003).
Crystal continues to write as well as contribute to television and radio broadcasts and for many years presented a BBC Radio 4 programme on language issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Crystal   (481 words)

 Language Death (David Crystal) - book review
Crystal presents five arguments: from the general value of diversity, from the value of languages as expressions of identity, as repositories of history, as part of the sum of human knowledge, and as interesting subjects in their own right.
Crystal looks first at general needs: gathering information, raising awareness (both in local communities and in the international community), and fostering positive community attitudes (sometimes people don't want to save their own language).
Crystal suggests six key themes in language revitalization: increasing the prestige, wealth, and power of language speakers; giving the language a strong presence in the education system; giving the language a written form and encouraging literacy; and access to electronic technology (the latter being more of a "possibility" than a reality in most cases).
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 kkbq.com: Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon
David diagnosed at 15,T-cell lymphomaCrystal diagnosed at 7 & 14,acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
David is the Unit Inventory Coordinator for all of the bone marrow transplant and cancer units, as well as the cancer clinic.
David and Crystal enjoy their jobs, especially working with the children and the staff who once treated them.
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 David Crystal
Born in 1941, Crystal has become internationally known not only for his research work in English language studies, but also for his application of linguistics in religious and educational situations, together with his promotion of a series of linguistic techniques for diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic uses.
Drawing on Crystal’s Preface, he pointed out that the genesis of the book was in answer to a request by an organisation called US English whose members feared that English was running the risk of “losing the battle for linguistic supremacy.
Crystal maintains that what makes a global language depends primarily on who its speakers are, rather than on how many of them there are, or how easy it is to learn, or the size of its vocabulary, or what great literature has been written in it.
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 Crystal Reference: providers of reference content and classification solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Crystal Reference content is widely used on some of the world's leading Internet sites, from biography.com to websterworld.com.
Crystal Reference also supply content for educational uses to schools worldwide and are registered content providers and retailers to the UK Curriculum Online scheme.
Crystal Reference's sister division is Crystal Semantics, the developers of the world's first Sense Engine technology.
www.crystalreference.com   (280 words)

 Crystal,David Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Crystal turns the history of the language on its head and provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity, and diversity of the language truly lies: in the accents and dialects of nonstandard English users all over the globe.
David Crystal, one of the world's foremost authorities on the English language has taken a fresh look at the vocabulary of Shakespeare's poems and plays and compiled a glossary of nearly 14,000 words and meanings that may be misunderstood by modern readers.
David Crystal looks at the current spread and status of English as a first or second language internationally, and offers an informed assessment of the future of English.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Crystal,David   (891 words)

 Star of David Crystal Spheres at Feng Shui Bestbuy
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 Wordsmith.org -- Online Chat with David Crystal
Crystal is the acclaimed author of over 40 books on languages and the English language, including Language Death, English as a Global Language, and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English language.
David, I got the overall impression from [I]The English Language[/I] that, whilst you were primarily telling the story of English by stressing the continuities from Caedmon to cosmonaut, you seem actually most interested in the fact that English is a story of perpetual change.
Professor Crystal is a darling Emcee, teacher, psychologist, politician, all rolled in one.
www.wordsmith.org /chat/dc.html   (2898 words)

 Amazon.fr : Words Words Words: Livres: David Crystal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The latest contribution from prolific linguist Crystal (The Stories of English) offers a cornucopia of interesting takes on "the universe of words." Crystal briefly visits many aspects of language: baby names, place names, how languages change, how to estimate the size of your vocabulary and the interaction between languages.
Arguing that we are all, in fact, wordsmiths, Crystal makes his point by noting that their own vocabularies are far larger than most people realize.
Crystal covers a lot of ground in short, well-paced chapters that never fail to offer something for word lovers--a 2004 survey, for example, found that mother topped the list of the most beautiful words in the English language.
www.amazon.fr /Words-David-Crystal/dp/0198614446   (516 words)

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 Synopsis of Talks - Prof David Crystal - Learn English - The British Council - India
Professor David Crystal will offer lectures for those interested in language, its evolution and its practical usage, and seminars on English teachers during his visit.
David Crystal uses his book ‘Language Play’ to explore the neglected area of lucid language learning.
A performance lecture based on David Crystal’s regular contributions about Shakespeare’s neologisms to ‘Around the Globe’, the quarterly periodical published on behalf of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, with illustrations provided by Ben Crystal and others.
www.britishcouncil.org /india-english-david-crystal-synopsis.htm   (585 words)

 Amazon.com: Language and the Internet: Books: David Crystal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For Crystal, though, these phenomena are not portents of linguistic doom but examples of a set of language tactics developed for a new medium he calls computer-mediated communication.
Crystal gives the impression of having just discovered the Internet--e.g., he voices frustration at the number of non-relevant hits from a search on a word like 'depression', something that most of us have figured out strategies to deal with (and which he, as a linguist, might find interesting).
Crystal's method is best described as descriptive--but he doesn't have much to describe, as his sample for analysis includes his own email as well as that of his two children.
www.amazon.com /Language-Internet-David-Crystal/dp/0521802121   (2888 words)

 Crystal Semantics - Making Sense of Context
The result of 8 years and $8m investment in research and development, our patented technology was devised by Professor David Crystal, one of the world's leading linguists and director of research and development for Crystal Semantics.
Crystal Semantics' technology is focused upon the development of innovative linguistics-based products for use in the online advertising and search sectors.
Crystal Semantics is a division of Crystal Reference Systems Limited, an ad pepper media group company.
www.crystalsemantics.com   (142 words)

 BBC - North West Wales Arts - David Crystal
David Crystal OBE is one of the world's leading experts on language and linguistics.
David Crystal joined academic life as a lecturer in linguistics, first at Bangor, then at Reading Unviersity.
David Crystal's "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language" was my bible throughout my A' Levels.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/northwest/halloffame/arts/davidcrystal.shtml   (359 words)

 Crystal Reference: About our Content
Professor David Crystal is one the world's foremost experts on the subject of language.
Aside from his interest in language, he is chairman and co-founder of Crystal Reference Systems, with its two divisions of Crystal Reference and Crystal Semantics.
In this area of the Crystal Reference site, David Crystal has catalogued his various books, articles and other publications from over 40 years dedication to the field of language.
www.crystalreference.com /dc/index.htm   (119 words)

 Stars of David
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 Amazon.com: The Stories of English: Books: David Crystal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From the syntactical inventiveness of tenth-century Norse invaders to the lexical ecumenism of twenty-first-century Tex-Mex ranch hands, Crystal traces the diverse and unpredictable influences that have shaped English into an unruly family of dialects, creoles, and patois.
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David Crystal makes an ambitious attempt to provide a scholarly account of the development of the forms of English that we speak today from the highly inflected language -- virtually unintelligible to the modern English speaker -- that existed before the Norman Conquest.
www.amazon.com /Stories-English-David-Crystal/dp/1585676012   (2146 words)

 David Crystal, 2000 WELL Award Recipient   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The International Center for FOCAL SKILLS at Shenandoah University is proud to present the 2000 World English Language Leadership Award to David Crystal.
David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster.
David Crystal is currently chair of the UK National Literacy Association (NLA), patron of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and of the National Association of Professionals concerned with Language Impaired Children (NAPLIC).
www.su.edu /icfs/CRYSTAL/crystalwell.htm   (645 words)

 Amazon.ca: Stories Of English: Books: David Crystal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To be sure, Crystal acknowledges the emergence during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries of a prestigious standard version of English.
And though he never loses his focus on language, Crystal allows some of its more colorful users--including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, and Thomas Jefferson--to bring their personalities and voices into the chronicle.
Accessible to the nonspecialist, Crystal's rich chronicle still presses deeply enough into key episodes (the Great Vowel Shift and the Elizabethan effervescence, for instance) to entice even casual readers into the more scholarly sources listed at the end of the book.
www.amazon.ca /Stories-English-David-Crystal/dp/0713997524   (542 words)

 Star of David Pendants
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 ELT News: Teaching English in Japan - Interview - David Crystal
David Crystal is one of the world's leading linguists.
For a full list of David Crystal's publications, see the Crystal Reference site.
Professor Crystal spoke with ELT News editor Mark McBennett on a visit to Tokyo in September, 2003 with his wife and business partner Hilary.
www.eltnews.com /features/interviews/028_david_crystal1.shtml   (1020 words)

 OUP: UK General Catalogue
With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal charts the battles past and present, illustrating the characters and attitudes involved from a wide range of written sources.
A positive and compelling case is made for variation in usage of English based on appropriateness of situation, arguing that 'zero tolerance' in relation to language is a profoundly flawed approach.
Crystal offers an original and authoritative counter-argument to the prescriptivist agenda that has been expounded in many accounts of English usage over the years.
www.oup.com /uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199207640   (362 words)

 Star of David Crystal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Wordsmith.org -- Biography of David Crystal
David Crystal's authored works are mainly in the field of language, including several Penguin books, but he is perhaps best known for his two encyclopedias for Cambridge University Press, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language and The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.
His most recent authored books are Language Play (1998), Language Death (2000), on the world’s endangered languages, and Words on Words (2000, a dictionary of language quotations compiled with his wife and business-partner, Hilary).
He now lives in Holyhead, where he is the director of the Ucheldre Centre, a multi-purpose arts and exhibition centre.
www.wordsmith.org /chat/dc-bio.html   (520 words)

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