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The Stories of English

David Crystal: the encylopaedic language guru and Hay hero turns the history of English on its head and provides a startlingly original view of where the richness, creativity and diversity ofthe language truly lies in the accents and dialects of non-standard English users all over the world. He explores the diversity in local usage and scans the literary inventions of Chaucer, Tolkien and Irvine Welsh.


Mr David Crystal | talks


Date and Time:

6 June 2004 at 2:30 pm


2 hours



The Guardian Hay Festival
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0870 990 1299

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venue: orange word stage
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