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David Crystal

linguist & author of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language

David Crystal appears in the following:

Olivier Had it Wrong: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

Friday, April 11, 2014

David and Ben Crystal, a father and son team, have recreated what they say is the original pronunciation — OP, they call it: how Shakespeare’s plays would have been sounded around 1600. How did they achieve this Jurassic Park-like resurrection of a long-dead accent? David, the elder Crystal, is a linguistic scholar ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with David and Ben Crystal

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The Story of English in 100 Words

Friday, December 27, 2013

Linguistics expert David Crystal looks at 100 words that best illustrate the wide variety of sources, influences and events that have shaped the English language. His book The Story of English in 100 Words takes readers on a tour of the winding byways of our language via the rude, the obscure, and the downright surprising.

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The Story of English in 100 Words

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

David Crystal, honorary professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and now author of The Story of English in 100 Words, discusses what certain words tell us about our linguistic history, and takes your calls on which word you think is the most significant.

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The King James Bible Turns 400

Friday, August 19, 2011

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Linguist and author of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language, David Crystal, discusses its impact on the English language over the last four centuries.

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The King James Bible Turns 400

Monday, January 31, 2011

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Linguist and author of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language, David Crystal, discusses its impact on the English language over the last four centuries.

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