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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
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, poets, reformers, dictionary writers. Part travelogue, part history, this beautifully illustrated book is full of unexpected delights
  • Wordsmiths and Warriors explores the heritage of English 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. The book relates a real journey. David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles to produce this fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue, from locations in south-east Kent to the Scottish lowlands, and from south-west Wales to the East Anglian coast. David provides the descriptions and linguistic associations, Hilary the full-colour photographs. They include a guide for anyone wanting to follow in their footsteps but arrange the book to reflect the chronology of the language. This starts with the Anglo-Saxon arrivals in Kent and in the places that show the earliest evidence of English. It ends in London with the latest apps for grammar. In between are intimate encounters with the places associated with such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth; the biblical Wycliffe and Tyndale; the dictionary compilers Cawdrey, Johnson, and Murray; dialect writers, elocutionists, and grammarians, and a host of other personalities. Among the book's many joys are the diverse places that allow warriors such as Byrhtnoth and King Alfred to share pages with wordsmiths like Robert Burns and Tim Bobbin, and the unexpected discoveries that enliven every stage of the authors' epic journey
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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
DA632
LC item number
.C79 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Crystal, Hilary
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • English language
  • English language
  • Travel
  • Great Britain
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Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain, David Crystal ; Hilary Crystal
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Includes indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863680070
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780199668120
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013431538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)863680070
Label
Wordsmiths & warriors : the English-language tourist's guide to Britain, David Crystal ; Hilary Crystal
Publication
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
Control code
ocn863680070
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780199668120
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013431538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)863680070

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