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The Resource Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain, David Crystal, Hilary Crystal

Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain, David Crystal, Hilary Crystal

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Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain
Title
Wordsmiths & warriors
Title remainder
the English-language tourist's guide to Britain
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal, Hilary Crystal
Title variation
  • Wordsmiths and warriors
  • English-language tourist's guide to Britain
  • English language tourists guide to Britain
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the heritage of the English language through the places in Britain that shaped it. It unites the warriors, whose invasions transformed the language, with the poets, scholars, reformers and others who helped create its character
Cataloging source
NLE
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1941-
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Crystal, David
Dewey number
420.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.C796 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Crystal, Hilary
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  • English language
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain, David Crystal, Hilary Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 21
  • 225
  • 34
  • East India Dock, London E14: the East India Company and global English
  • 231
  • 35
  • Hampton Court Palace: King James and his Bible
  • 237
  • 36
  • Black Notley: John Ray and English proverbs
  • 245
  • 4
  • 37
  • Aldwincle: John Dryden and an English Academy
  • 251
  • 38
  • Old Broad Street, London EC2: the Royal Society and scientific English
  • 257
  • 31
  • Rochdale: Tim Bobbin and local dialect
  • 263
  • 40
  • Jarrow: Bede and the origins of English
  • Lichfield and London: Johnson and the dictionary
  • 271
  • 41
  • Old St Pancras Church, London NW1: John Walker and pronunciation
  • 279
  • 42
  • York: Lindley Murray and English grammar
  • 287
  • 43
  • Alloway: Robert Burns and Scots
  • 27
  • 293
  • 44
  • Peebles and Edinburgh: the Chambers brothers and encyclopedic English
  • 301
  • 45
  • Grasmere: William Wordsworth and poetic language
  • 311
  • 46
  • West Malvern: Roget and the thesaurus
  • 319
  • 5
  • 47
  • Bath: Isaac Pitman and English shorthand
  • 325
  • 45
  • Oxford: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary
  • 333
  • 41
  • Winterborne Came: William Barnes and speech-craft
  • 341
  • 50
  • Lindisfarne: glossaries and translations
  • Higher Bockhampton: Thomas Hardy and Wessex dialect
  • 347
  • 51
  • Saltaire: Joseph Wright and English dialects
  • 355
  • 52
  • Hinton St George: Henry Fowler and English usage
  • 361
  • 53
  • Ayot St Lawrence: George Bernard Shaw and spelling reform
  • 37
  • 367
  • 54
  • Laugharne: Dylan Thomas and Welsh English
  • 375
  • 55
  • Tilbury: the Empire Windrush and new dialects
  • 383
  • 56
  • University College London, WC1: Daniel Jones and English phonetics
  • 391
  • 6
  • 57
  • University College London, WC1: the Survey of English Usage
  • 397
  • Ruthwell: the finest runic inscription
  • 43
  • 1
  • 7
  • Stourton and Edington: King Alfred and the birth of English
  • 49
  • 8
  • Maldon: the ultimate warrior wordsmith
  • 57
  • 9
  • Winchester: the first standard English
  • 65
  • 10
  • Pegwell Bay: arrival
  • Cerne Abbas: Ælfric and the first English conversation
  • 71
  • 11
  • Ely: Wulfstan and Old English style
  • 77
  • 12
  • Peterborough: the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • 83
  • 13
  • Battle and Normans Bay: the French connection
  • 5
  • 89
  • 14
  • Bourne: Orrm and English spelling
  • 95
  • 15
  • Areley Kings: Layanion's English Chronicle
  • 101
  • 16
  • Chester and Berkeley: Higden, Trevisa, and the rise of English
  • 109
  • 2
  • 17
  • Rhuddlan: the English language in Wales
  • 117
  • 18
  • Manorbier: little England beyond Wales
  • 123
  • 19
  • Dunfermline: the birth of Scots English
  • 131
  • 20
  • Caistor St Edmund: the earliest known English word
  • Talbot Yard, London SE1: Chaucer and Middle English
  • 139
  • 21
  • Canterbury: from ancient to modern
  • 147
  • 22
  • Cursitor Street, London EC4: Chancery and standard English
  • 153
  • 23
  • Tothill Street, London SW1: Caxton and printing English
  • 13
  • 157
  • 24
  • St Albans: Juliana Berners and collective nouns
  • 163
  • 25
  • Paston: a family of letters
  • 169
  • 26
  • Lutterworth: John Wycliffe and Bible translation
  • 179
  • 3
  • 27
  • North Nibley: William Tyndale and the English Bible
  • 185
  • 25
  • Chichester: William Bullokar and the first English grammar
  • 191
  • 21
  • Suffolk Lane and St Paul's, London EC4: Richard Mulcaster and the status of English
  • 197
  • 30
  • Undley Common: the first recorded English sentence
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare and English idiom
  • 203
  • 31
  • Park Street, London SE1: Shakespeare and linguistic innovation
  • 211
  • 32
  • Oakham: Robert Cawdrey and the first dictionary
  • 217
  • 33
  • Willoughby: John Smith and new Englishes
Control code
ocn863680070
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780199668120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
420.9 C889 ; XX-N ; es ; A13BP034.
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps (on lining papers)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 863680070
  • (Sirsi) 863680070
  • (OCoLC)863680070
Label
Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain, David Crystal, Hilary Crystal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 21
  • 225
  • 34
  • East India Dock, London E14: the East India Company and global English
  • 231
  • 35
  • Hampton Court Palace: King James and his Bible
  • 237
  • 36
  • Black Notley: John Ray and English proverbs
  • 245
  • 4
  • 37
  • Aldwincle: John Dryden and an English Academy
  • 251
  • 38
  • Old Broad Street, London EC2: the Royal Society and scientific English
  • 257
  • 31
  • Rochdale: Tim Bobbin and local dialect
  • 263
  • 40
  • Jarrow: Bede and the origins of English
  • Lichfield and London: Johnson and the dictionary
  • 271
  • 41
  • Old St Pancras Church, London NW1: John Walker and pronunciation
  • 279
  • 42
  • York: Lindley Murray and English grammar
  • 287
  • 43
  • Alloway: Robert Burns and Scots
  • 27
  • 293
  • 44
  • Peebles and Edinburgh: the Chambers brothers and encyclopedic English
  • 301
  • 45
  • Grasmere: William Wordsworth and poetic language
  • 311
  • 46
  • West Malvern: Roget and the thesaurus
  • 319
  • 5
  • 47
  • Bath: Isaac Pitman and English shorthand
  • 325
  • 45
  • Oxford: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary
  • 333
  • 41
  • Winterborne Came: William Barnes and speech-craft
  • 341
  • 50
  • Lindisfarne: glossaries and translations
  • Higher Bockhampton: Thomas Hardy and Wessex dialect
  • 347
  • 51
  • Saltaire: Joseph Wright and English dialects
  • 355
  • 52
  • Hinton St George: Henry Fowler and English usage
  • 361
  • 53
  • Ayot St Lawrence: George Bernard Shaw and spelling reform
  • 37
  • 367
  • 54
  • Laugharne: Dylan Thomas and Welsh English
  • 375
  • 55
  • Tilbury: the Empire Windrush and new dialects
  • 383
  • 56
  • University College London, WC1: Daniel Jones and English phonetics
  • 391
  • 6
  • 57
  • University College London, WC1: the Survey of English Usage
  • 397
  • Ruthwell: the finest runic inscription
  • 43
  • 1
  • 7
  • Stourton and Edington: King Alfred and the birth of English
  • 49
  • 8
  • Maldon: the ultimate warrior wordsmith
  • 57
  • 9
  • Winchester: the first standard English
  • 65
  • 10
  • Pegwell Bay: arrival
  • Cerne Abbas: Ælfric and the first English conversation
  • 71
  • 11
  • Ely: Wulfstan and Old English style
  • 77
  • 12
  • Peterborough: the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • 83
  • 13
  • Battle and Normans Bay: the French connection
  • 5
  • 89
  • 14
  • Bourne: Orrm and English spelling
  • 95
  • 15
  • Areley Kings: Layanion's English Chronicle
  • 101
  • 16
  • Chester and Berkeley: Higden, Trevisa, and the rise of English
  • 109
  • 2
  • 17
  • Rhuddlan: the English language in Wales
  • 117
  • 18
  • Manorbier: little England beyond Wales
  • 123
  • 19
  • Dunfermline: the birth of Scots English
  • 131
  • 20
  • Caistor St Edmund: the earliest known English word
  • Talbot Yard, London SE1: Chaucer and Middle English
  • 139
  • 21
  • Canterbury: from ancient to modern
  • 147
  • 22
  • Cursitor Street, London EC4: Chancery and standard English
  • 153
  • 23
  • Tothill Street, London SW1: Caxton and printing English
  • 13
  • 157
  • 24
  • St Albans: Juliana Berners and collective nouns
  • 163
  • 25
  • Paston: a family of letters
  • 169
  • 26
  • Lutterworth: John Wycliffe and Bible translation
  • 179
  • 3
  • 27
  • North Nibley: William Tyndale and the English Bible
  • 185
  • 25
  • Chichester: William Bullokar and the first English grammar
  • 191
  • 21
  • Suffolk Lane and St Paul's, London EC4: Richard Mulcaster and the status of English
  • 197
  • 30
  • Undley Common: the first recorded English sentence
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare and English idiom
  • 203
  • 31
  • Park Street, London SE1: Shakespeare and linguistic innovation
  • 211
  • 32
  • Oakham: Robert Cawdrey and the first dictionary
  • 217
  • 33
  • Willoughby: John Smith and new Englishes
Control code
ocn863680070
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780199668120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
420.9 C889 ; XX-N ; es ; A13BP034.
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps (on lining papers)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 863680070
  • (Sirsi) 863680070
  • (OCoLC)863680070

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