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David Crystal (1)

This page covers the author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.

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David Crystal is one of the world's pre-eminent language specialists.  An honorary professor at Bangor University, he has published many books on the English language and linguistics, edited several general encyclopedia and written textbooks on language for use in schools.  He is a regular contributor to radio and television programs.  He lives in Holyhead, Wales.  [adapted from A Little Book of Language (2010)]

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