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David Crystal Quotes: A feature of English that makes it different compared with all other languages is its global spread.
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David Crystal Quote: Word books traditionally focus on unusual and quirky items. They tend to ignore the words that provide the skeleton of the language, without which it would fall apart, such as 'and' and 'what,' or words that provide structure to our conversation, such as 'hello.
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Quotes about David Crystal: Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
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Quote about David Crystal: Several of us linguists at that time would record our own kids, just to get some data. There was some literature on it then, but no day-by-day, blow-by-blow examples. I recorded all my children over the years in some shape or form. It's what linguists do. You don't talk to a linguist without having what you say taken down and used in evidence against you at some point in time.
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David Crystal Sayings: Grammar is what gives sense to language .... sentences make words yield up their meaning. Sentences actively create sense in language. And the business of the study of sentences is grammar.
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David Crystal Saying: English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.
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Sayings about David Crystal: Texting has added a new dimension to language use, but its long-term impact is negligible. It is not a disaster.
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Saying about David Crystal: Anyone interested in language ends up writing about the sociological issues around it.
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