The Story of Be: A Verb's-Eye View of the English Language

David Crystal (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
June 01, 2017
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 7.8 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780198791096
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About the Author


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), Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling (2012), Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain (with Hilary Crystal, 2013), and The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation (2016).

Reviews


"A brief, illuminating disquisition on the history and varied tasks of the verb 'to be'... Language lessons from a master delivered masterfully."--Kirkus


"Crystal is the rock star of English linguistics studies, a writer and editor of more than 100 books targeted to both academics and civilians... Lucky for us, he writes with wit and charm, and is at home contextualizing language in the time of the Greeks as well as in the era of texting."--Journal of Magazine Media