Here you can access audio files, links, quizzes, diagrams, interviews and blog posts. This resource is perfect for students, teachers, researchers and everyone interested in the English Language.
Access the full range of audio files, quizzes, diagrams, links and additional content not found in the book by clicking on the relevant chapter title.
|Chapter 1||Chapter 2|
The Origins of English
Early Modern English
The Nature of the Lexicon
The Sources of the Lexicon
The Structure of the Lexicon
The Structure of Words
The Structure of Sentences
The Sound System
The Writing System
Varieties of Discourse
Learning English as a Mother Tongue
New Ways of Studying English
Click on the audio files below to get a taste of how works such as Beowulf and Macbeth sounded when they were written, as well as examples of sound systems and regional variation.
|Original pronunciation recording of the opening lines of Beowulf||Original pronunciation recording of an extract from The Owl and the Nightingale|
|Original pronunciation recording of an extract from Macbeth||Recording of examples of accent confusion|
|Recording of examples of British and American stress differences||Recording of tone contrasts on 'yes'|
With each chapter there is an accompanying quiz (click on the chapter title in the further resources directory) to measure your learning.
How many of these questions can you answer without looking at the new third edition? The first 5 correct answers emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org will win a copy of the print book signed by David Crystal.
1. The Lexical Conquest Bayeux Tapestry Image, p135
2. The derivational field of a single word (from J. Tournier, 1985), p210
3. Graph charting the replacement of the traditional British spelling, Encyclopaedia, by the American Encyclopedia, p497