Just A Phrase I'm Going Through: My Life in Language

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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At the forefront of the field of linguistics, David Crystal has contributed significantly to its development, pioneering many new areas from clinical to internet linguistics. Now, after a long and hugely successful career, David offers us a special look behind the curtains at the adventures, challenges and pitfalls of his life in linguistics. A cross between an autobiography and an introduction to the field, Just a Phrase I'm Going Through answers the question Crystal is most frequently asked these days: 'How did you become a linguist?' The response takes the reader on an exciting journey through the field of linguistics through the eyes of this well-known and popular Professor.

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Just a phrase I'm going through: my life in language

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Prolific linguist Crystal tells more than his own story, remarkable for his role as an independent scholar. Infused with the title's humor and suspense, Crystal's narratives also sketch his field. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Healy - Goodreads

David Crystal is always a fascinating writer, although I think in this book he seemed, at times, slightly out of his comfort zone. Still, interesting enough autobiography, although it seemed to only ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

David Crystal is a writer, lecturer, and broadcaster on language and linguistics.

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