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    • The Gift of the Gab

    • How Eloquence Works
    • Written by: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent audiobook illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence in this lively analysis. Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking - from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone.

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • You Say Potato: A Book About Accents

    • Written by: Ben Crystal, David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal, Ben Crystal, Jane Savage,
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Some people say 'sconn' while others say 'schown'. He says 'bath' while she says 'bahth'. You say 'potayto'. I say 'potahto'. And - wait a second, no one says 'potahto'. No one's ever said 'potahto'. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of received pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father, David, travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.

    Regular price: ₹323.00

    • Making Sense

    • Written by: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as preposition and conjunction now often confound children and adults alike.

    Regular price: ₹820.00

    • The Story of English in 100 Words

    • Written by: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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    In this unique new history of the world’s most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century (‘roe’, in case you are wondering).

    Regular price: ₹607.00