6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Linguist expert David Crystal has extensively and splendidly written about the English language in all its forms. From spelling, orthography, and Shakespeare’s words, to texting and the latest apps for grammar! A language of global spread that continues to transform, or as David would say, “at any one time language is a kaleidoscope of styles, genres and dialects”.
David Crystal is the foremost writer and lecturer on the English language, with a worldwide reputation and over 100 books to his name. He is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and in 1995 was awarded the OBE for services to the English language. David has been a consultant, contributor, or presenter on several radio and television programmes and series on the English language.
Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling (2013), Evolving English, One Language Many Voices (2012), The Story of English in 100 Words (2012), How Language Works (2007), Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 (2007), The Stories of English (2005).