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A language must change, to keep pace with society. Liverpool Daily Post, 16 May, 9

A perspective for paralanguage. Le Maître Phonétique 120, 25-9

Review of G. Colson, Voice production and speech, Prompt 3, 34-5


An approach to a reply. Le Maître Phonétique 122, 23-4

Review of D. Abercrombie, et al. (eds), In honour of Daniel Jones, Le Maître Phonétique 122, 26-7

A liturgical language in a linguistic perspective. New Blackfriars, 148-56

(with K Owen) Relevance of linguistics to the O Level examination. Memorandum to Welsh Joint Education Council


Review of N. Enkvist, et al., Linguistics and style, Journal of Linguistics 1, 173-9

Review of A.Q. Morton & J. McLeman, Christianity and the computer, New Blackfriars, 251-2

Computing St Paul. 2 talks, BBC Third Programme, March

Words and work. Talk, BBC Home Service, March


(with Randolph Quirk) On scales of contrast in English connected speech. In C.E. Bazell, et al. (eds), In memory of J.R. Firth (London: Longman), 359-69

The linguistic status of prosodic and paralinguistic features. Proceedings of the University of Newcastle-upon Tyne Philosophical Society 1 (8), 93-108

Language and religion. In L. Sheppard (ed), Twentieth century Catholicism (New York: Hawthorn Books), 11-28

Standard English and its variants. In B. Pattison (ed), The mind of man (London: Grolier), 82-6

Etymology. In B. Pattison (ed), The mind of man (London: Grolier), 101-5

Specification and English tenses. Journal of Linguistics 2, 1-34

(ed) Language Research in Progress, Vol. 1 (Linguistics Association of Great Britain), 38 pp [now in LAGB archive]

Recent developments in linguistics. BBC Foreign Service; reprinted in English by Radio, May

English. In Word classes (special volume of Lingua) 17, 24-56


English accents, English teaching (Rio de Janeiro: The British Council) 1, 3-9

(ed) Language Research in Progress, Vol. 2 (Linguistics Association of Great Britain), 40 pp [now in LAGB archive]

(ed, with D. Wilkins & J. Kay), Proceedings, Council of Europe Round Table Conference on Modern Approaches to Language Teaching at University Level (Strasbourg: Council of Europe)

Review of G. Steiner, Language and silence, The Tablet

Proposal for a Dictionary of English-Speaking Peoples. Report to Cassells Publishers


Degree courses in linguistics. Revue de Phonétique Appliquée

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 15: 209-10, 285, 309-12, 402, 422-5

The place of linguistics as a social science. Memorandum to Social Science Research Council


A forgotten English tone - an alternative analysis. Le Maître Phonétique 132, 34-7

Linguistics and liturgy, The Church Quarterly 2, 23-30

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 16: 91, 121, 200, 228-31, 325, 350-1, 427, 454-5

(ed) Language Research in Progress, Vol. 3 (Linguistics Association of Great Britain), 43 pp [now in LAGB archive]

Review of J.A. van Ek, Four complementary structures of predication, Lingua 22, 400-407

Review of M.A.K. Halliday, Intonation and English grammar, Language 45, 378-93

Review of M. Black, The labyrinth of language, New Blackfriars, August, 613-14


Prosodic systems and language acquisition. In P.R. Léon, G. Faure & A. Rigault (eds), Prosodic feature analysis (Montreal: Didier), 77-90

Intonation and semantic structure. In Actes du Xe Congrès International des Linguistes (Bucharest), 415-22

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 17: 60, 97-100, 102-3, 191, 208-10, 311, 326-8, 419, 441-3

Thinking about dictionaries. BBC English, November, 8-9

New perspectives for language study: I Stylistics, English Language Teaching 24, 99-106

New perspectives for language study: II Semiotics, English Language Teaching 24, 209-15

(ed) Language Research in Progress, Vol. 4 (Linguistics Association of Great Britain), 37 pp [now in LAGB archive]

Review of W. Ong, The presence of the word, Archivum Linguisticum, New Series 1

Review of J. Wallwork, Language and Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics 6, 307-8

Review of W. Lehmann, A Reader in Nineteenth-Century Historical Indo-European Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics 6, 156-7

Review of J. Searle, Speech Acts, New Blackfriars, December, 581-2


Stylistics, fluency, and language teaching. In Interdisciplinary approaches to language (London: CILT), Occasional Paper 6, 34-53. Part reprinted in Kachru & Stahlke

Relative and absolute in intonation analysis, Journal of the International Phonetics Association 1, 17-28. Reprinted in The English tone of voice

Prosodic and paralinguistic correlates of social categories. In E. Ardener (ed), Social anthropology (London: Tavistock), ASA Monographs 10, 185-206

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 18: 68, 95-6, 98-9, 200, 215-16, 260, 326-7, 330-2, 402, 434-6

Review of R. Fowler, The languages of literature, Times Higher Education Supplement 9 (10.12.71), 17

Review of H. Hartvigsson, On the intonation and position of the so-called sentence modifiers in present-day English, Journal of the International Phonetics Association 1, 102-6


The case of linguistics: a prognosis. British Journal of Disorders of Communication 7, 3-16. Reprinted and updated in Directions in applied linguistics, 1981

Objective and subjective in stylistic analysis. In B.B. Kachru & H. Stahlke (eds), Current trends in stylistics (Edmonton: Linguistic Research Inc). 103-14. Reprinted in Directions in applied linguistics

Language development in children. Journal of the Society of Teachers of the Deaf 11, 4-11

The complexity of spoken English. Speech and Drama 21, 2-6

Syntax matters. Proceedings of the National Conference of Teachers of the Deaf

Current trends in Chomsky. New Blackfriars 53 (620), 23-32

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 19: 57, 69-70, 166, 173-4, 219, 282, 289-90, 330-1, 390, 397, 437

Review of P. Conn, Remedial syntax, British Journal of Disorders of Communication 7, 96-8

Review of Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, The Tablet, 14 October, 979-80

Review of G. Steiner, Extraterritorial, The Tablet, May

Review of A. Bar Adon & W. Leopold (eds), Child language: a book of readings, Journal of Linguistics 8, 326-32


Linguistic mythology and the first year of life. British Journal of Disorders of Communication 8, 29-36

Non-segmental phonology in language acquisition. Lingua 32, 1-45. Revised in The English Tone of Voice

Intonation and metrical theory. Transactions of the Philological Society, 1-33. Reprinted in The English Tone of Voice

The educational use of linguistics. In Language Study Courses in Colleges of Education (London: DES), The Coloma College Conference, 1-9. Part reprinted for Child language, learning and linguistics

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 20: 53, 60-1, 101, 156, 162-3, 213, 328

Linguistics and the social sciences. SSRC Report, reprinted in Sociolinguistics Newsletter (October), 1-22

Speaking of mystery, Times Literary Supplement, August, 10. (Reviews of P. Ven Buren, The edges of language; G. Ebeling, Introduction to a Theological Theory of Language; P. Helm, The varieties of belief; A. Jeffner, The study of religious language; J. Ladrière, Language and belief). Revised and expanded for 'Le statut ... '(1974)

Basic linguistics. Cassette tape and slides. University of Reading: Reading Centre. [With books]

Language acquisition. Cassette tape and slides. University of Reading: Reading Centre. [With books]

Review of R. Quirk, et al., A grammar of contemporary English, The Tablet, February

Review of A.C. Partridge, English biblical translation, The Tablet, 7 April, 329-31

Review of W.P. Robinson, Language and social behaviour, The Sociological Review 21 (3), 502-4

Review of E. Benveniste, Indo-European language and society, The Tablet, September


Paralinguistics. In T.A. Sebeok (ed), Current trends in linguistics 12 (The Hague: Mouton), 265-95

The nature of advanced conversation: stereotype and reality in linguistics and language teaching. IRAL Sonderband, Kongressbericht der 4 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für angewandte Linguistik (Heidelberg: Gross), 1-20. Used as part of Crystal & Davy, 1975. Reprinted in Directions in Applied Linguistics

Le statut méthodologique de l'analyse linguistique: un problème posé par le langage théologique. Cahiers internationaux de symbolisme 26, 15-24. (Trans. by E. André). Revised for Vesey, 1978

Would you have marked it wrong? and Fachfrage, Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 21: 62, 164-5, 282, 386-7, 433-4

(With M. Garman) Review of new films on child development. Journal of Child Language 1, 123-33

Review of P. Lieberman, The speech of primates, Journal of Linguistics 10, 330-3

Review of D.I. Slobin, Leopold's bibliography of child language, Language in Society 3, 135-40

Review of R. Brown, A first language, Journal of Child Language 1, 289-307

Review of W.J. Samarin, Tongues of men and angels, Language in Society 3, 126-31


Intonation and linguistic theory. In K.H. Dahlstedt (ed), The Nordic languages and modern linguistics 2 (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell), 267-303

American English in Europe. In C. Bigsby (ed), Superculture: American popular culture and Europe (London: Elek), 57-68

Style: the varieties of English. In W.F. Bolton (ed), A history of literature in the English language, 10 (London: Sphere), 241-63. 2nd edition, 1987

Normal and abnormal development of intonation. In Seven Ages of Man, Proceedings of the 7th National Conference of the College of Speech Therapists, Cardiff, 13-33

Linguistic critique of the Bullock Report, Reading, June. Reprinted in Directions in Applied Linguistics. [See book]

Paralinguistics. In J. Benthall & T. Polhemus (eds), The body as a medium of expression (London: Institute of Conteporary Arts), 162-74

Commentary on 'Vocal communication in pre-verbal normal and autistic children'. In N. O'Connor (ed), Language, cognitive deficits and retardation (London: Butterworths), 81-5

Neglected linguistic principles in the study of reading. In D. Moyle (ed), Reading: what of the future? (London: Ward Lock Educational), Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of UKRA, 26-34. Revised for Directions in Applied Linguistics

Would you have marked it wrong? Praxis des neusprachlichen Unterrichts 22: 41, 50-1, 168, 178-80, 324-5, 362, 378-9

Review of G. Ebeling, Introduction to a theological theory of language, The Tablet

Review of P. Levi, The English Bible: from Wycliffe to William Barnes, The Tablet


Non-segmental phonology in religious modalities. In W.J. Samarin (ed), Language in religious practice (Rowley: Newbury House), 17-25. Reprinted (sic) in English Tone of Voice, 1975. [See book]

Paralinguistic behaviour as continuity between animal and human communication. In W.C. McCormack & S.A. Wurm (eds), Language and man: anthropological issues (The Hague: Mouton), 13-27. Reprinted (sic) in English Tone of Voice, 1975

The diagnosis of sociolinguistic problems in doctor-patient interaction. In B. Tanner (ed), Language and communication in general practice (London: Hodder & Stoughton), 40-51

Developmental intonology. In W. Von Raffler-Engel & Y. Lebrun (eds), Baby talk and infant speech (Amsterdam), Proceedings of the Florence Symposium on First Language Acquisition, 1972, 56-65

A linguistic perspective for the assessment and treatment of language disability. Proceedings of the 5th International Deaf-Blind Seminar, 1974 (London: RNIB), 46-58

Some current trends in translation theory. The Bible Translator 27, 322-9. Reprinted in Directions in Applied Linguistics

You said it. 2 scripts for BBC Radio 3


The analysis of intonation in young children. In F.D. Minifie & L.L. Lloyd (eds), Communication and cognitive abilities - early behavioral assessment (Baltimore: University Park Press), 257-71

The problem of language variety: an example from religious language. In G. Vesey (ed), Communication and understanding, 1975-6 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures (Hassocks: Harvester Press), 195-207. Revision of 'Le statut ...'

(With E. Craig) Contrived sign language. In I. Schlesinger & L. Namir (eds), Current trends in the study of sign languages of the deaf (New York: Academic Press), 141-68

Disorders of speech. Mimms Magazine 2 (1), 15-17

Linguistics entries. In A. Bullock & O. Stalleybrass (eds), A dictionary of modern thought (London: Fontana). 2nd edn, 1988

Language and communication. In Library of Modern Knowledge (London: Readers Digest Association), 870-99


The analysis of nuclear tones. In L.R. Waugh & C.H. Van Schooneveld (eds), The melody of language: intonation and prosody (Baltimore: UPP), 55-70

Prosodic development. In P.J. Fletcher & M.A. Garman (eds), Language acquisition (Cambridge: CUP), 33-48. 2nd edn, 1986, 174-97

Reading, grammar and the line. In D. Thackray (ed), Growth in reading (London: Ward Lock Educational), 26-38

Language in education: a linguistic perspective. In A. Cashdan (ed), Language, reading and learning (Oxford: Blackwell), 13-28. Reprinted for Open University Course PE 232 Block 5, 1979. Reprinted in Directions in applied linguistics

(With P. Fletcher) Profile analysis of language disability. In C.J. Fillmore, D. Kempler & W.S-Y. Wang (eds), Individual differences in language ability and language behavior (New York: Academic Press), 167-88. Reprinted in Directions in applied linguistics


Neglected grammatical factors in conversational English. In S. Greenbaum, G. Leech & J. Svartvik (eds), Studies in English linguistics: for Randolph Quirk (London: Longman), 153-66

Grammar rules. Television script and presentation for Open University Course PE 232, Language Development, Block 2

Linguistica clinica, I Care 5(3), 16-19

Review of G.B. Caird, The language and imagery of the Bible, Times Literary Supplement, 8 August, 902.


Generating theological language. In J.P. van Noppen (ed), Theolingustics (Free University, Brussels), Studiereeks Tijdschrift VUB, Niuwe Serie 8, 265-81.

Research trends in the study of child language disability. Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, June, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1-21

(With H. Crystal) A cautionary tale for the New Year. Bulletin, College of Speech Therapists, 346 (February), 1-2

How dare you talk to me like that! Talk to BBC Radio 4, 4 July 1981; repeat 19 November, 6 January 1982. Printed in The Listener, 2719, 9 July 1981, 37-9

Il significato della metodologia nell'approcio logopedico, Atti del 1o Congresso Italiano di Logopedia, Rimini, 1980 (Rome: Armando)

Aspects of clinical linguistic theory and practice. Proceedings of the 1980 Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Speech and Hearing, Perth, 1-25

Review of R. Harris, The language myth, The Listener, 2727, 17 September, 311

Review comment on Fraser & Blockley, The language disordered child, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 17. (date uncertain)


Fact and fiction in contemporary English. Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, June, 395-401

Terms, time and teeth. (The Elsie Fogerty Lecture) British Journal of Disorders of Communication 17 (1), 3-19

Pseudo-controversy in linguistic theory. In D. Crystal (ed), Linguistic controversies (London: Arnold), 16-24

Linguistic factors in specific learning disability. In Current research into specific learning difficulties: neurological aspects (Berkshire & Oxford Dyslexia Associations), 1-13

Talking about linguistics with David Crystal. Interview by P. Dominguez, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 5, 113-28

Speak out! 3 talks for Radio 4, June

Speak out! 10 talks for Radio 4, August-October

Commentary on Dylan Thomas extract. In C. Shewell & V. Dean (eds), A way with words (Sinclair Browne), 58-9

Review of Y.V. O'Neill, Speech and speech disorders in Western thought before 1600, Annals of Science, 222-4

Review of J. Reynell, Language, development and assessment, Special Education. (? date)


Psycholinguistics. In XIX Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Edinburgh, Folia Phoniatrica 35 (1/2), 1-12

Action, reaction and inaction in applied linguistics. BAAL Newsletter 17, 22-9

Elements of early language development. MEIU Conference on Screening Procedures in Child Health Clinics, Cambridge, September

The moving power of spoken language. Responaut, Winter / Spring (1983-4), 20, 12-13

When language breaks down. 4 talks for BBC Radio 4, June-July

Review of D. Leith, A social history of English, The Listener

Review of R. Carter (ed), Linguistics and the teacher, British Journal of Educational Studies 31 (3), 279-82

Review of J. Honey, The language trap, BAAL Newsletter 18; reprinted in English in Education (NATE), Spring 1984, 18(1), 54-65


The structure and function of language. The Medical Education and Information Unit of the Spastics Society. Papers for the meeting on Language development and communication problems of the handicapped. Oxford, January 1984

Language input variables in aphasia. In F.C. Rose (ed), Progress in aphasiology (Advances in Neurology, 42) (New York: Raven Press), 145-58

Linguistics and indexing. The Indexer 14, 3-7

Suffering a relarsp: a reply to Connolly, British Journal of Disorders of Communication 19 (1), 72-7

Language in church. The Tablet, 16 June, 570-2. Reprinted in Intercom, Feb 1985, 24-5

Usage notes to Readers Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary; adapted for Making Sense of English Usage (Chambers)

English now. 6 talks for Radio 4, May-July

Review of C. Code & M. Ball (eds), Experimental Clinical Phonetics, Therapy Weekly, 23 August, 2


Commentary on 'The English language in a global context'. In R. Quirk & H. Widdowson (eds), English in the world (Cambridge: CUP), 9-10

Putting profiles into practice. Speech Therapy in Practice 1, 4-5

Some early problems with verbs. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 1 (1), 46-53

Things to remember when transcribing speech. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 1 (2), 235-9

The language of the age. In K. Jankowsky (ed), Scientific and humanistic dimensions of language, Festschrift for Robert Lado (Amsterdam: Benjamins), 399-408

How many millions? English Today 1, 7-10

To use or not to use ... English Today 1, 27

The reason why ... English Today 2, 30

A case of the split infinitives. English Today 3, 16-17

The past, present and future of English parsing. English Today 3, 21-5

Language, life, the universe ... English Today 4, 37-8

Facts on language and communication. In Readers Digest Book of Facts

Index to A comprehensive grammar of the English language (London: Longman)

English now (second series). 10 talks for Radio 4, April-July

Dissemination Service Research Project (Diploma in Remedial Language Studies). Final Report to Department of Education and Science and AFASIC

Review of J. Reid & M. Donaldson, R& D, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 1 (2), 244-5

Review of C. Wren (ed), Language learning disabilities, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 1(3), 356-7

Review of C. Culshaw & D. Walters, Headwork, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 2 (1), 115-16

Review of A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, The Listener, 27 June, 26


Authentic what, who(m) and when. In J.A. Fishman, et al. (eds), The Fergusonian impact, Vol. I: From phonology to society (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter), 411-18

The ideal dictionary, lexicographer and user. In R. Ilson (ed), Lexicography: an emerging international profession (Manchester University Press), 72-81. (And index to the volume)

Pasado, presente y futuro de la linguïstica clinica. In M. Montfort (ed), Investigaccion y logopedia (Madrid: Ciencias de la Educacion Preescolar y Especial), III Logopedics Congess, Madrid, 34-42. (The past, present and future of clinical linguistics)

Interaction des niveaux linguistiques chez les enfants atteints d'un handicap au niveau du langage. (Interaction between linguistic levels in language handicapped children.) Questions de logopédie 9 (1), 9-25

Linguistics and language study. In S. Barbour (ed), Linguistics in German teaching - luxury or necessity. Modern German Studies 3, 3-9

ISAAC in chains: the future of communication systems. Augmentative and alternative communication 2 (4), 140-5

The nature of specific language disorder in children and its assessment: the linguistic angle. In Invalid Children's Aid Association, Advances in working with language disordered children (London: ICAA), 1-5

Indexing a reference grammar. The Indexer 15 (2), 67-72

I shall and I will. English Today 5, 42-4

The best tense we ever had. English Today 6, 28

Taboo or not taboo: grin and swear it. English Today 7, 34-5

Literacy 2000. English Today 8, 9-13

Patterns of language. 3 scripts for BBC Schools, May

English now (3rd series). 10 talks for Radio 4, May-July

On the track of language change. Practical English Teaching, December, 57

Review of S. Greenbaum (ed), The English language today, and R. Quirk & H, Widdowson (eds), English in the World, English Today 5, 46-7

Review of D.L. Bolinger, Intonation and its parts, Times Literary Supplement, 29 August, 949

Review of R. Burchfield, The English Language, The Month, January, 34-5

Review of R. McCrum, et al., The story of English, Sunday Telegraph, September

Review of E.H. Wiig & E. Semel, Language assessment and intervention for the learning disabled, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 2 (3), 367-8

Review of B. McLaughlin, Second-language acquisition in childhood 2, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 2 (3), 368

Editor's notes (2 books), Child Language Teaching and Therapy 2 (1), 124

Editor's notes (4 books), Child Language Teaching and Therapy 2 (3), 368-71


Towards a 'bucket' theory of language disability: taking account of interaction between linguistic levels. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 1, 7-22

Literature of the future: language of the past (and present). In I. Lindblad & M. Ljung (eds), Proceedings from the 3rd Nordic Conference for English Studies (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell), 41-52 [another version of 'The language of the age', 1985]

Concepts of language development: a realistic perspective. In W. Yule & M. Rutter (eds), Language development and disorders (London: Mac Keith Press), 42-52

Meeting the need for case studies. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3 (3), 305-10

Balancing on the edge of language. Practical English Teaching, March, 57

Grumbling about grammar. Practical English Teaching, June, 59

A pronounced change in British speech. Practical English Teaching, September, 57

The hunting of the talk. English Today 9, 40

Safety in numbers. English Today 10, 41

How many words? English Today 12, 11-14

Teaching vocabulary: the case for a semantic curriculum. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3 (1), 40-56. Reprinted in K. Mogford-Bevan & J. Sadler (eds), Child language disability, 2 (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1991), 43-58

Preface, and English Today. In M. Manser & N. Turton, The Penguin Wordmaster Dictionary (Harmondsworth: Penguin)

The characterization of speech and language disorders: comments on the plenary session. AFASIC First International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children

Trade descriptions apt. Reader's Digest, May, 75

(With Tom McArthur) The story of English. 18 scripts for BBC World Service

Review of F. Parker, Linguistics for non-linguists, Speech Therapy in Practice, March, 22

Review of D. Freeborn, A course book in English grammar. English Today 11, 42

Review of Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 2 for Japanese office of Longman (Maruzen)

Review of S. Greenbaum & J. Whitcut, 3rd edition of Gowers The complete plain words, English Today 9, 42-3

Review of National Library for the Handicapped Child Catalogue of Library Holdings 1986, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 361-3

Review of S. Burridge, Start with words and pictures, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 363-4

Review of J.E. Towell & H.E. Sheppard, Acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations dictionaries, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 365-6

Review of J.W. Black, et al., The use of words in context, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 366-7

Review of J. Reid & M. Donaldson, R&D, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 367-8

Review of C. Walker, Wordskill, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 368

Review of S. & C. Modgil, Noam Chomsky: consensus and controversy, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 369

Review of J.M. Valdes, Culture bound, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 3(3), 369


Linguistic levels in aphasia. In F.C. Rose, R. Whurr & M.A. Wyke (eds), Aphasia (London: Whurr), 23-45

Therapie du langage: les fondements linguistiques. In Actes Scientifiques du Congrès International d'Orthophonie, Nice (Paris: Fédération Nationale des Orthophonistes), 21-8; Speech therapy: the linguistic foundation, 29-36

Another look at, well, you know ... English Today 13, 47-9

What was that again? English Today 14, 52-3

On keeping one's hedges in order. English Today 15, 46-7

Review of J. Aitchison, Words in the mind, English Today 14, 60-1

Review of M. Ball, Theoretical linguistics and disordered language, Therapy, 8 December

Review of Roger Lass, The shape of English, Times Literary Supplement, 25-31 March, 327.


Why did he say it? English Today 17, 41-2

The grammarians reply: little need to worry. English Today 18, 12-13

Phonological assessment and language processing. In R. Elen & E. Offeciers (eds), Proceedings of the International Logopedisch Congres 2, Antwerp (Antwerp: Katholieke Vlaamse Hogeschool), 41-56

Review of S. Johansson & K. Hofland, Frequency analysis of English vocabulary and grammar, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 5(3), 366

Review of C. Code, The characteristics of aphasia, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 5(3), 367

Review of A.C. Gimson, An introduction to the pronunciation of English, 4th edn, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 5(3), 367-8

Editor's notes (4 books), Child Language Teaching and Therapy 5(3), 368-9


Linguistic strangeness. In Margaret Bridges (ed), On strangeness (Tübingen: Narr), Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 5, 109-20

The encyclop(a)edic word game. English Today 22, 3-12

Coining it (lexically). English Today 24, 45-6

Editing it like it isn't. Publishing News

A liturgical language in a sociolinguistic perspective. In D. & R.C.D. Jasper (eds), Language and the worship of the church (Basingstoke: Macmillan), 120-46

Editing an encyclopedia - features, facts and fantasies. The European Bookseller 1, 64-6

Review of B. Wren, What language shall I borrow?, The Tablet


Stylistic profiling. In K. Ajmer & B. Altenberg (eds), English corpus linguistics (London: Longman), 221-38

How language breaks down. English Today 25, 21-8

Having it up to here: the asymmetrical lexicon. English Today 28, 43-4

The changing English language. NELLE Newsletter 2 (1), October, 2-4. Reprinted in LEND: lingua e nuova didattica 21, 1992, 13-17

Review of J. Cresswell, Dictionary of First Names, The Tablet, 9 February, 167-8.


On editing a modern cyclop(a)edia. Royal Institution Proceedings 64, 245-70

Glossary entries. In W. Bright (ed), International Encyclopedia of Linguistics 4 (New York: OUP), 273-348

The changing English language: fiction and fact. In M. Pütz (ed), Thirty years of linguistic evolution (Amsterdam: Benjamins), 119-30

Your turn. English Today 32, 43-4

You know 'you know'? TESOL Greece Newsletter 35, July-September, 9-11

Entries in T. McArthur (ed), Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford: OUP)


Models of language pathology. In R.E. Asher, et al. (eds), The encylopedia of language and linguistics (Oxford: Pergamon)

What's in a name, Bob. English Today 36, 53-4

The structure of language. In R. Beard (ed), Teaching literacy: balancing perspectives (London: Hodder and Stoughton), 15-21. Revised reprint of Ch. 1 of Child language, learning and linguistics

Contributions to Wordpower: A-Z of Usage; Language Lobbies; Declining standards The Sunday Times, March


Which English - or English Which? In M. Hayhoe & S. Parker (eds), Who owns English? (Open University Press), 108-14

Documenting rhythmical change. In J. Windsor Lewis (ed), Studies in general and English phonetics (London: Routledge), 174-9

Refining stylistic discourse categories. In G. Melchers & B. Warren (eds), English linguistics in honour of Magnus Ljung (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell), 35-46

Viva voce! Llandudno October Festival, 7-8, 52

What is Standard English? Concorde (English-Speaking Union), 24-6

Review of M. Agar, Language shock, Times Higher Education Supplement, 11 November, 34

Review of K. Stroh & T. Robinson, Learning and communication (video), Child Language Teaching and Therapy 10 (1), 124-5


Some indexing decisions in the Cambridge encyclopedia family. The Indexer 19 (3), 177-83

Phonaesthetically speaking. English Today 42, 8-12

Postilion sentences. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies (Dublin) 5, 12-22. Expanded slightly in Child Language Teaching and Therapy 11 (1), 79-90

Speaking of writing and writing of speaking. Longman Language Review 1, 5-8

Comprehending (and uncomprehending) comprehension: from top to bottom and back again. The NAPLIC Conference 1995 (National Association of Professionals concerned with Language-Impaired Children), 9-12

From babble to Scrabble: integrating language creativity and linguistic intervention. Australian Reading Association Conference Papers, 45-65

In search of English: a traveller's guide. ELT Journal 49 (2), 107-21. The Oxford/BBC ELT Lecture, October 1993. Adapted version for the Andrew Wilkinson Memorial Lecture, Norwich 1994 (see 1997 below)

Is there anybody there? Guest editorial, The Indexer 19 (3), 153-4

On having one's fate ceeled. Paper for the launch of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, Royal Society of Arts, 4 May 1995

Review of G.R. McMenamin, Forensic linguistics, Language 71 (2), 381-5

Review of L. Mugglestone, Talking proper, Times Higher Education Supplement, 7 July, 19


Playing with linguistic problems: from Orwell to Plato and back again. In J.E. Alatis, et al., Proceedings of the Georgetown Round Table in Language and Linguistics 1-25

Swimming with the tide in a sea of language change. Australian Language Matters

Reflecting linguistic change. The Teacher Trainer 10 (1), 15-16

Sticking together; It's its; New words for old; Off colour?; No grammar? No way; Fly BA to LA?; Look it up. Items for the Better English Campaign press pack

The past, present and future of English rhythm. In M. Vaughan-Rees, Changes in pronunciation(special issue of Speak Out!), IATEFL, 8-13

Language play and linguistic intervention. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 328-44

To surf or not to surf: that is the question. The Ben Bowen Thomas lecture. Arts Council of Wales; published in Network 1998

Past imperfect. Present tense. Future perfect? Language play and the culture of literacy. UKRA Annual Conference, July

Reithed in gloom. English Today 47, 38-40. Based on Independent on Sunday article, 11 February

Review of C. Meijer, et al., New perspectives in special education, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (2), 254

Review of R. Higginson & B. MacWhinney, CHILDES/BIB, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (2), 254-5

Review of J. Laver, Principles of phonetics, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (2), 255-6

Review of E, Carney, A survey of English spelling, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (2), 256

Review of Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics (3 books), Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 370 4

Review of A. Sealey, Learning about language, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 374

Review of J.S. Romine & H. Ehrlich, Quick vocabulary power, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 375

Review of R. Carter, Keywords in language and literacy, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 375-6

Review of C. Brumfit, Language education in the National Curriculum, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 376-7

Review of P. Scofield, Quantifying language, Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 377

Editor's notes (2 books), Child Language Teaching and Therapy 12 (3), 378-9

Remembering excellence - eventually. St Mary's College, Crosby, school magazine


World English: How? Why? When? Where? Which? Whither? English Language Teaching News 31, 1997 (The British Council and IATEFL), 52-75; also in ELT Links (Vienna Symposium, 1996), 9-14

American lessons. Business Traveller, March, 40-1. [Original title: Do you speak American?]

Watching World English grow, IATEFL Nesletter; adapted for Concorde 5, English-Speaking Union, Autumn 1997, 6-7

Vanishing languages, Civilization (Library of Congress), Feb-Mar 1997, 40-45; reprinted in Annual Editions: Geography, 1998-9, 212-16

The language that took over the world. [not my title], The Guardian, 22 February, 21. Reprinted in Spotlight (Germany), 7, 1997, 12-16 (+ cassette)

Weighing up Williamisms. Around the Globe 3 (Spring 1997), 9; reprinted in Modern English Teacher (8:2, 1999), 20-21

What can this cock-pit hold? Around the Globe 4 (Summer 1997), 19; reprinted in Modern English Teacher(8:3, 1999), 15-16

New words? It all-depends. Around the Globe 5 (Autumn 1997), 32; ; reprinted in Modern English Teacher(8:4, 1999), 20-21

Names, names, names. Around the Globe 6 (Winter 1997), 12-13

Why did you resign? In R. Gurd (ed), Turning points [not appeared]

The linguistic identity of English-language dictionaries of linguistics. Lexicographia 13, 17-33

Essential grammar. In The Longman Essential Activator (London: Addison Wesley Longman), 911-936

Climbing the language mountain. In The Early Years: Embracing the Challenges, Proceedings of the Early Years of Schooling Conference, July 1997, Melbourne, 33-41

Sense: the final frontier. In Language, Learning, and Culture: Unsettling Certainties, Proceedings of the First Joint National Conference of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, the Australian Literacy Educators' Association, and the Australian School Library Association, Darwin, July 1997, 51-69. Adapted for CLTT, 1998

In search of English: a traveller's guide. In Language, Literacy, Literature and Life: the first and second Andrew Wilkinson Memorial Lectures (University of East Anglia), 1997, 2-20. [Adaptation of 1995 paper.]

Review of Umberto Eco, The search for the perfect language, Journal of Sociolinguistics 1 (1), 134-7

Reviews of R. Harris, The language connection and R. Harris (ed) The origin of language, Times Higher Education Supplement, 6 June, 22

Introduction to The ELT Guide

Behind the CEens 1 and 2. CUP Newsletter, Moscow

Literacy in the next milenn ... milleni ... in the next century. Literacy for All (National Literacy Association), 2; reprinted in LACMF (Literacy Across the Curriculum: Media Focus, Centre for Literacy, Montreal), 13 (3), 1998, 18-19

Language: medium, barrier, or Trojan horse? Conference on Cultural Diplomacy at the Crossroads: Cultural Relations in Europe and the Wider World, Wilton House, 26 November 1997


Why did the crowd think St Peter was drunk? An exercise in applied sociolinguistics. New Blackfriars 79 (No. 924), February, 72-76

Towards a typographical linguistics. Type 2(1), Spring 1998, 7-23

Isaac Pitman: the linguistic legacy. English Today 55, 12-19. (Paper given to the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, June 1997.)

Sense: the final frontier. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 14(1), 1-27 [revision of 1997 paper]

Verbing. Around the Globe 7 (Spring 1998), 20-21; reprinted in Modern English Teacher 9 (1), 2000, 18-19

Those tricksy words. Around the Globe 8 (Winter 1998), 34-5

The future of English: where unity and diversity meet. In S. Troudi, C. Coombe & S. Riley (eds), Unity through Diversity, Proceedings of TESOL Arabia '98, 1-11; adapted as 'The future of English' in D. Lynch & A. Pilbeam (eds), Heritage and Progress, Proceedings of the SIETAR Europa Congress 1998 (Bath: LTS Training and Consulting, 2000), 6-16

Taking care of the sense. Longman Language Review, 4, 2-4

Moving towards an English family of languages? Folia Anglistica (Festschrift for Olga S Akhmanova ) (Moscow: Moscow State University), 84-95; part adapted for British Council Conference

Review of R Posner, K Robering & T A Sebeok (eds), Semiotik/Semiotics, in Times Higher Education Supplement

From Scrabble to Drabble via Babble. The Independent (Review), 13 August, 7

From Scrabble to Babble: reflections on language attitudes and language play. In W. Kühlwein (ed), Language as Structure and Language as Process: In Honour of Gerhard Nickel (Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag), 33-45.

Stop talking. New Scientist, 19/26 December 1998, 87

Carrolludicity. Paper to Lewis Carroll Phenomenon, University of Cardiff, April

To surf or not to surf: that is the question. Network, 1, December, 3-10 [see 1996 paper]

Interpreting interlanguage. e magazine: the A-level English magazine, 1, September 1998, 27-8

Still finicking with trifles, largely. Otto Jespersen Memorial Lecture, 1996, in A. Zettersten, V.H. Pedersen & J.E. Mogensen (eds), Symposium on Lexiography 8 (Tubingen: Niemeyer), 37-47


On trying to be Crystal-clear: a response to Phillipson. The European English Messenger. 8(1), 59-65; reprinted with alterations [and toned down by editor!] in Applied Linguistics, 2000, 415-23

'From out in left field? That's not cricket.' Finding a focus for the language curriculum. In R.S. Wheeler (ed), Working with Language (Westport, CT: Praeger), 91-105

Our English dead. Around the Globe 9. 28-9

Collocating auspiciously. Around the Globe 10, 34-5; reprinted in e magazine 5, (Sep 1999), 20-21

O, but one word. Around the Globe 11, 34-5

But one word more. Around the Globe 12, 18-19

Language BLANK literature: from conjunction to preposition. In Andrew Foley (ed.), English at the Turn of the Millennium (Proceedings of the 1998 conference of the English Academy of Southern Africa), 9-20; reprinted in English Today, 15, 13-21

The future of Englishes. In Chris Kennedy (ed), Innovation and best practice (London: Longman, 1999), 9-22 (proceedings of British Council conference, July 1998); reprinted in English Today 15, 10-20; and adapted in Anne Burns & Caroline Coffin (eds), Analysing English in a Global Context: a Reader (Routledge, 2001), 53-64

Quote - unquote. e magazine 2, March 1999, 46-7

The future of English: a Welsh perspective. TESOL New York, March. [also tape]

Oh brave new world, that has such indexers in it! In Anthology for the Millennium (Sheffield: The Society of Indexers), 34-5

Interlanguage on the Internet. The Hong Kong Linguist 19-20, 12-15. (Adaptation of 'Interpreting interlanguage', 1998.)

Loving linguistic ludicity. University of Berne centenary publication. (based on Language Play)

World English: past, present, future. Paper to ASKO Europa-Stiftung symposium on Weltgesellschaft, Weltverkehrssprache, Weltkultur, 'Globalisierung vs. Fragmentierung', 11-13 June 1999, Otzenhausen

Too few words for the future. The Age, Extra (Melbourne), 14 August 1999, 8. [Original title: Writing about writing about language]

Forked tongues. Review article on Umberto Eco, Serendipities: Language and Lunacy and Alberto Manguel, Into the Looking-Glass Wood, in The Australian's Review of Books, 11 August 1999

The death of language. Prospect, November, 56-9

Swimming with the tide in a sea of language change. IATEFL Issues 149, June-July, 2-4; adapted from Australian Language Matters 1996

Language death. Radio talk for Lingua Franca (Australian Broadcasting Corporation); reproduced on e-mesh ltd web site, Nov 2000, and adapted for Quicksilver (Spring 2001), 74-6

Death sentence. The Guardian G2, 25 October 1999, 2-3; adaptation of Prospect article by The Guardian; further adaptation by Spotlight (March 2000) 14-20

A new linguistic world. In Keith Ryan (ed.), The Official Commemorative Album for the Millennium (London: Citroen Wolf Publications), 228-31

English in the New World. Financial Times Millennium Supplement

A thousand years of English. Sydney Morning Herald

En inglés en el nuevo milenio. Impresiones (The British Council, Madrid), Winter, 20-1

Is Welsh safe? [t/s prepared for Rhodri Williams]

Linguistics and English language. Which Course? 28 (4), 16-17, 21 (Dominion Press)


The future of English as a world language. English-Speaking Union Conference, Sydney, 1999; shortened version in Concorde, January 2000, 4-7

Investigating nonceness: lexical innovation and lexicographic coverage. In Robert Boenig & Kathleen Davis (eds), Manuscript, narrative and lexicon: essays on literary and cultural transmission in honor of Whitney F Bolton (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press; London: Associated University Presses), 218-31

Emerging Englishes. English Teaching Professional 14, 3-6; reworked version for Spotlight, as 'English: Which Way Now?', April 2000, 54-58; ); reproduced on e-mesh ltd web site, Nov 2000.

Quote index unquote. The Indexer 22 (1), 16-22

This man is worth £100,000 a year. [their title] High Life (British Airways), June, 104-8

Edit it again, Sam. The Author 111(2), 82-3. [adaptation and update of 1990 article]

Shooting languages. Celtic Film and Television Festival. Summary written for The Western Mail

What time is it? Around the Globe 13, 22-3

Nothing for ages then two at once. Around the Globe 14, 20-21; reprinted in e magazine 10 (2000), 52-3

Pick a word, any word... Around the Globe 15, 22-23

The future of global English grammatical identity. Paper to Symposium on 'Grammar and Lexis', 40th anniversary of the Survey of English Usage, University of London. [adapted for 2nd edn of English as a Global Language]

Mini-essays (6) for The New Penguin Dictionary (Harmondsworth: Penguin)

Verbal reasoning. Subject Scan in Which Course, 26-7


Languages on the Web. Guardian Weekly, 25 January 2001

Review of Daniel Nettle & Suszanne Romaine, Vanishing voices, THES, 9 February 2001

Clinical linguistics. In M. Aronoff & J. Rees-Miller, The Blackwell Handbook of Linguistics (Oxford: Blackwell), 673-82

Keypad shorthand [original title: TXT, NE1?]. In e magazine 11, 26-7

Saying what can't be said. Around the Globe 16, 20-21

Un-finished. Around the Globe 17, 22-3

Imagination bodies forth. Around the Globe 18, 28-9

Shakespeare's false friends. Around the Globe 19, 28-9

English as a Classical language. Omnibus 42, 21-2

A language revolution: from reluctance to renaissance. Conflation of papers given to British Council conference in Cardiff, 30 September 2001 (on its Web site), and EYL World Language Day in Strasbourg, 26 September 2001 [part rewritten for Chapter 4 of The Language Revolution, 2004]

Linguistics: overview. In N.J. Smelser and P.B. Bates (eds), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Pergamon), 8948-54

Beyond Babel. (DVD interview). Foreign Office: Infonation

Global understanding for global English. Paper given to Moscow University conference on 'Global English for Global Understanding', May 2001, in Moscow State University Bulletin, 19.4, 13-28

English at the crossroads. Interview in Spotlight, February, 14-17

Interview. Part 1, focusing on endangered languages, in New Routes 12, 6-8

Interview. Part 2, focusing on English, in New Routes 13, 6-8

Twenty-first Century English. Keynote speech to IATEFL Annual Conference, March 2001

Languages on the Internet. Lingua Franca, March 2001, ABC


Broadcasting the standard language. In Richard Watts and Peter Trudgill (eds), Alternative histories of English: alternative perspectives (Routledge), 233-44

A linguistic revolution. Newsletter, Scottish TESOL 21 (2), 5-8. (Adaptation of ABC radio talk, 2001). Another version: 'A linguistic revolution?' in Education, Communication and Information 1(2), 2001, 93-7

Shakespeare and lawyers / Glossary. Programme notes for Twelfth Night (Globe Theatre Company, February 2002)

Review of Tore Janson, A Short History of Languages; Andrew Dalby, Language in Danger; John McWhorter, The Power of Babel THES, 14 June 2002, 25

'Will's words' column on Shakespare's false friends begins in TES Teachers' Magazine, weekly in term time; ends July 2006

A brave new linguistic world. 125 Trinity: assessing the performance arts since 1877 (London: Trinity College), June 2002, 18-19

The Queen's English. Interview in Spotlight, June 2002, 18-22

David Crystal. In Keith Brown, Vivien Law and R.H. Robins (eds), Linguistics in Britain: personal histories (London: Philological Society), 91-103

Talking about time. In Katinka Ridderbos (ed), Time (Darwin College Cambridge Lecture Series 2000; Cambridge: CUP), 105-25

English in the New World. Babylonia 1/2002, 16-17. [Revision of FT 1999 article; another version in Connecting (British Council, North India, West India, South India), November.]

Remember thy friends. Around the Globe 20, 12-13

To modernize or not to modernize: there is no question. Around the Globe 21, 15-17; adapted as talk for Lingua Franca, 'Does Shakespeare's English need translating?' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003)

Catch this. Around the Globe 22, 14-15

Review of John F.A. Sawyer and J.M.Y. Simpson (eds), Concise encyclopedia of language and religion (Elsevier, 2001), Journal of Sociolinguistics 6(3), 449-53

Speak, in the name of the law. Entertainment Law 1(2), 103-17. Lecture given to the Shakespeare's Globe Education series, 'Shakespeare and the Lawyers', March 2002

Revitalizing languages. Language Magazine, October 2002, 18-20 [Adaptation of ABC talk]

Review of Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey Pullum The Cambridge grammar of the English language. The Indexer 23(2), 108-9

Shakespeare's false friends: naughty. e magazine 18, December 2002, 64-5


Have I twice said well? Around the Globe 23, 10-11

Nick without froth. Around the Globe 23½, 14

A public count. Around the Globe 24, 18-19

F for frustrating, E for ennui (review of J. Hope, Shakespeare's Grammar). Around the Globe 25, 38-9

A third book? Cuesheet (Shakespeare's Globe Newsletter)

Four 30-min recordings, Royal National Institute for the Blind: 1 Shakespeare's false friends; 2 Fire-new words; 3 Admirable discourse; 4 Speaking the speech

Of infinite tongue. Sam Wanamaker lecture (with Ben Crystal), Shakespeare's Globe, 19 March 2003

The language of Shakespeare. In S. Wells and L. Orlin (eds), Shakespeare: an Oxford guide (Oxford: OUP), 67-78

CL&P's first fifteen years: an index and introductory comment. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 16, 487-572

Final frontiers in applied linguistics? 2002 BAAL Pit Corder Lecture. In S. Sarangi and T. van Leeuwen (eds), Applied Linguistics and Communities of practice (London: Continuum), 9-24

A linguistic revolution? Concorde 9, 6-7. [updating of earlier paper]

Review of Manfred Görlach, A Dictionary of European Anglicisms and English in Europe , THES, 15 August 2003

Shakespeare's words. 24 Hours (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), February 2003, 32-4

Taking care of the sense. IATEFL 2003 (for the launch of the 4th edition of The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)

Shakespeare's false friends: ecstasy. e magazine 20, April, 54-5

Shakespeare's false friends: lover. e magazine 21, September, 45-6

Shakespeare's false friends: rude. e magazine 22, December, 54-5

Review of Melvyn Bragg The Adventure of English. The Sunday Times, 12 October 2003, 48

Trying to keep up with English. Lingua Franca (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), November 2003

Taking account of the linguistic revolution. In David Head, Elspeth Jones, Michael Kelly and Teresa Tinsley (eds), Setting the agenda for languages in higher education (London: CILT), 9-23

DVD: A comprehensive framework for language study. (Devon County Council Curriculum Services: Media Education Centre)

DVD: A-level primers I: 1 English - the global language; 2 Accents and dialects; 3 Playing with language; 4 Being pragmatic about pragmatics; 5 Language and ICT. (Devon County Council Curriculum Services: Media Education Centre)

DVD: A-level primers II: 1 The importance of grammar; 2 Tone of voice; 3 Language and literature; 4 Child language acquisition; 5 The death of languages. (Devon County Council Curriculum Services: Media Education Centre)

The joy of text. New Statesman, Supplement on 'Our Mobile Future', 15 September 2003, 16-17

Crossing the great divide: language endangerment and public awareness. Keynote speech to the International Expert Meeting on Endangered Languages, UNESCO, Paris, 10 March 2003

Glossary entries adapted from Shakespeare's Words for Twelfth Night programme, Shakespeare's Globe, 2003, 32-3


Shakespeare and ELT. In Alan Pulverness (ed), IATEFL 2003 (Canterbury: IATEFL), 146-60; reprinted in Anglo Files (The Danish Association of Teachers of English), 159, February 2011, 77-90

Shakespeare's false friends: silly. e magazine 23, 50-51

Shakespeare's false friends: distracted. e magazine 24

How to assemble an authoritative reference work. In How to Get Published: a Guide for Academics THES, January 2004, 16-21

Being bethumped. Around the Globe 26, 14-15

Saying it as it was. Around the Globe 27. Reprinted in Speaking English 38 (Spring 2005), 4-6

Listening most precisely on the event. Around the Globe 28, 25-7. Reprinted in Speaking English 38 (Spring 2005), 7-10

A 21st century grammar bridge. [original title: Teaching grammar: turning words into deeds.] The Secondary English Magazine, 7(5), 24-6.

In word and deed. [original title: Making grammar over.] TES Teacher, 30 April 2004

Review of Frank Kermode, The age of Shakespeare, New Statesman, 5 July 2004, 53

The calm before the storm before the calm. The English Teacher's Yearbook, 2004-5, 14-16

Oh what a tangled web we weave. Science and Spirit (November-December 2004), 34-5

The past, present and future of World English. In Andreas Gardt and Bernd Hüppauf (eds), Globalization and the future of German (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter), 27-46

Subcontinent raises its voice. Guardian Weekly: Learning English, 19-25 November 2004, 1-2

Vice-presidential address to SfEP. In Editing Matters, Nov/Dec 2004, 1

Creating a world of languages. In FIPLV (International Federation of Language Teacher Associations), World News 61, December 2004, 22-35. (Contribution to Linguapax conference on Diversity, Sustainability and Peace, Barcelona, 20-23 May

26 'minute' talks on new words in English: BBC Learning English: Keep Your English Up To Date. BBC Learning English

Coping with change in applied linguistics. In conversation with Christopher Brumfit. Journal of Applied Linguistics 1.3, 383-98 [appeared in 2006]


The language of Shakespeare. Introductory essay to Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor, The Complete Works (Oxford: OUP), xlv-lxiv

The history of English. Text prepared for the BBC Voices project website, November 2004

Mother-tongue India. Talk for Lingua Franca (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), January 2005

The scope of Internet linguistics. American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, 18 February 2005; shortened version in The Western Mail, February

Communicating science in the 21st century. Paper for the English-Speaking Union Science Conference on 'English and the Communication of Science', 10 March 2005. See 'English and the communication of science', Moderna Språk (centenary issue), 2006, 20-33

Speaking in deeds. English Drama Media, 4, 26-9

Well, well, well. Around the Globe 29, 16-17

I saw eight -ships... Around the Globe 30, 20-21

Hark, hark, what shout is that?. Around the Globe 31. [based on article written for the Troilus programme, Shakespeare's Globe, August 2005: 'Saying it like it was']

TXT NY1? British Dyslexia Association Handbook. [Expansion of New Statesman 2003 article]

Johnson and the Internet. Hilda Hulme Memorial Lecture, University of London, 21 April 2005

Towards a philosophy of language diversity. Paper given to conference on 'Dialogue of Cultures', Reykjavik, 14 April 2005

Friends, Romans and Westcountrymen. Times Higher Education Supplement, 6 May 2005, 16-17

Single and double 'l'. Editing Matters (Society for Editors and Proofreaders), May/June 2005, 11

Performing the tongue that Shakespeare spoke. Talk for Lingua Franca (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 12 July 2005

Johnson's Dictionary 250 years on. Presidential address to the Johnson Society, Lichfield, September 2005. Johnson Society Transactions, 1-9


Revitalizing the Celtic languages. Journal of Celtic Language Learning 11, 5-19. [Paper to the XI Annual Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers, University of Wales, Bangor, 11 June 2005]

English worldwide. In R. Hogg and D. Denison (eds), A History of the English Language (Cambridge: CUP), 420-39

English and the communication of science. Moderna Språk C1 (centenary issue), 20-33 [adaptation of 2005 paper]

Into the twenty-first century. In Lynda Mugglestone (ed.), The Oxford History of English (Oxford: OUP), 394-413

TXT NY1? In Susan Tresman and Ann Cooke (eds), The Dyslexia Handbook (Reading: British Dyslexia Association), 179-83 [expansion of New Statesman 2003 article]

Were you on your auditory mettle? Around the Globe 32, 32-4

Playing with Latin Around the Globe 33, 20-21

Watch your language: Top books on the history and use of English. Five Best: Wall Street Journal, 20 May

A poll of the BBC's global audience reveals the appeal of quotations that mix sound and meaning. The Guardian Weekly, May 26-June 1, Vol 174/No23

Diversity? We ain't seen nothin' yet. Paper to the Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes Conference: 'Diversity in Language Learning and Teaching', Göteborg, 16 June

Towards a philosophy of language management. Keynote paper at the conference 'Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education', Maastricht, 28 June

The future starts here. Address on the occasion of the formal launch of The House of Languages, Barcelona, 11 July

Only Connect: Living in Linguistic Fragments No Longer Keynote speech to CLESOL conference on 'Origins and connections: linking theory, research, and practice'. Napier, New Zealand, 30 September

The Fight for English. Two scripts for Lingua Franca, ABC, November 2006

To be Englished rightly Around the Globe 34, 26-27

The Shakespearean status of the Danielle poems: some lexical notes. Unpublished paper


One meaning well suited. Around the Globe 35, 16-17

Over-read it at your pleasure. Around the Globe 36, 34-5

Why read Old English literature? [with Richard North and Joe Allard] and The end of Old English, in Richard North and Joe Allard (eds), Beowulf and Other Stories (Harlow: Pearson Education), 1-25, 489-98

Hamlet - the H Quarto. A fantasy in honour of the tenth anniversary of Shakespeares' Globe

Edinburgh linguistry. [Five lexical items for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.] The Times 8 August 2007

24 'minute' talks on new words in English: BBC Learning English: Keep Your English Up To Date, series 2. BBC Learning English

Review of Stanley Wells, Is it true what they say about Shakespeare?, Shakespeare at the Centre (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), 7(2), 15

What do we do with an International Year of Languages? Paper given to the UNESCOCat forum, Barcelona, European Languages Day, 26 September

Being boysterous. Around the Globe 37, 28-9


Texting. ELT Journal 62 (1), 77-83

Local Englishes. Europa Vicina, 17, 3-5

Where Dull is dull, but Feeble is brave. Review of Laurie Maguire, Shakespeare's Names, Around the Globe 38, 46-7

Dialecte coach wanted: applye within. Around the Globe 39, 32-3

Reverse indexing. Paper to the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Society of Indexers, Roehampton (July 2007), The Indexer 26 (1), 14-17

The joy of txt. Spotlight, November, 16-21

Research profile. Wolfson College Magazine, 32, 40-41

Txtng: frNd or foe? The Linguist, The Threlford Memorial Lecture, 47 (6), 8-11

Who pays the piper calls the tune: changing linguistic goals in the service of industry. A case study. In D Prys and B Williams (eds), Global Understanding in Multilingual, Multimodal and Multimedia Contexts (GUM3C) (Bangor: Language Technologies Unit), Conference at Bangor University, 22-23 August 2008, 39-46

What do we do with an International Year of Languages? Letter to Language with editor's reply, Language, 84 (2), 215-17

A London Language Museum. Museum International, special issue on 'Languages, between heritage and development', 238, 80-87

Search, seek, and know. Around the Globe 40, 40-41


New words for old. Editing Matters 1, 4

Linguistic feasting. Around the Globe 41, 28-9

Shakespeare on love Around the Globe 42, 20-21

Sounding the sonnets Around the Globe 43, 26-7

Johnson, the Dictionary, the Wiki, and the Web. BBC Radio 3 The Essay September

Crypto-bilinguals. Review article of A.P. Cowie (ed.), The Oxford History of English Lexicography, Times Literary Supplement, 9 October, 28-9

Go deeper into Mystery with John Bradburne's poetry of The Trinity. Oremus 141, 10-11

Persevering with prosody International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 11 (4), 257

Celebrating 100 issues of English Today and musing on museums. English Today, 100, 24-7

In search of English. NATE Classroom, 8, 18-20

The ugliest words. Guardian Review, 18 July, 5

Life in language: an interview with David Crystal by John A Stotesbury. The European English Messenger, 51-8

It ain't just what you say but the way that you say it: indexing a DVD. The Indexer 27 (4), 173-5

Interview with David Crystal by Katarina Rasulic: 'A nation without a language is a nation without a heart'. Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies, 1, 2009, 231-54


Internet language In Louise Cummings (ed.), The Pragmatics Encyclopedia (London: Routledge), 234-6

Bad bodements Around the Globe 44, 22-3

Lexical explosions. Around the Globe 45, 20-21

German hunting. Around the Globe 46, 24-5

Interview with David Crystal by Jack Scholes. In New Routes 41, May, 10-12

New Englishes: going local in Brazil. Braz-TESOL Newsletter, 2, 12-15

Contributions to Lindsay Clandfield et al, Global, Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Coursebooks (Oxford: Macmillan Education)

Lost in translation. Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, BBC Publications, April, 68-72

Lost for words. On Business, 2, 21-2

Exhibiting English. emagazine, 49, September, 64-6

Semantic targeting: past, present, and future. Aslib Proceedings, 62 (4/5), 355-65

Book of a Lifetime: The Oxford English Dictionary The Independent: Arts and Books, 1 October, 30

Do as I say, not as I do. Review of Simon Heffer, Strictly English, New Statesman, 11 October, 51

ur a gd mn mr gum;-), The Zurich Magazine, Summer/Autumn, 9

Exhibiting the evolution of English, Dialogue (English-Speaking Union), December, 14-15

Language developments in British English, in Michael Higgins, Clarissa Smith and John Storey (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (Cambridge University Press), 26-41

The changing nature of text: a linguistic perspective, in Wido van Peursen, Ernst D Thoutenhoofd and Adriaan van der Weel (eds), Text Comparison and Digital Creativity (Leiden: Brill), 229-51

An English family of languages?, in P. Griffiths, A.J. Merrison and A. Bloomer (eds) Language in use: a reader (London: Routledge), 200-201 [adapted from English as a Global Language]


How are the mighty fallen?, History Today, January, 42-3

Back to the future, The Linguist, January, 10-13

Little doing in Much Ado, but endings are well in All's Well, Around the Globe 47, 26-7

Citing Scripture for my purpose Around the Globe 48, 20-21

'O brave new world, that has such corpora in it!' New trends and traditions on the Internet plenary paper to ICAME 32, 'Trends and Traditions in English Corpus Linguistics', Oslo, June 2011

In every sense Around the Globe 49, 40

Going especially careful in The Third Man: a linguistic exploration, in Dermot Gilvary and Darren J. N. Middleton (eds), Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene (New York and London: Continuum), 128-48, 290-3

Q and A: Professor David Crystal Inspire (Canterbury Christ Church Magazine), Autumn 2011, 28-9

The consequences of global English, in Word for Word: The social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English, Instituto Cervantes and the British Council (Madrid: Santillana), 67-72

Language diversity, endangerment, and public awareness British Academy Review, 18, 12-20 [a revisiting of papers given between 2003 and 2007]

Sounding out Shakespeare: sonnet rhymes in original promnunciation, in Vera Vasic (ed), Jezik u Upotrebi: primenjena lingvistikja u cast Ranku Bugarskom [Language in Use: applied linguistics in honour of Ranko Bugarski] (Novi Sad and Belgrade: Philosophy faculties), 295-306

English: A status report, Spotlight, September, 28-33

The challenges of literacy, in Brian Daubney (ed), Ways to Words: Ideas to enliven literacy and oracy (St Katharine and Shadwell Trust, 4-7 [extracts from The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language]

From the world to the word - and back again. Plenary lecture to the CILT Primary Languages Show, 'From the Word to the World', Liverpool, 4 March 2011

Hopkins and Bradburne, paper given to the Hopkins Literary Festival, Newbridge, Ireland, 27 July 2011

The influence of the Bible on the English language, The Newman 83, May, 7-12

King James still reigns at 400, The Free-Lance Star, Fredericksburg, VA, 24 April 2011, D1, D3

Translating Shakespeare into English: a debate, with John McWhorter and Ben Crystal, in Dudley Knight (ed), A World of Voice; Voice and Speech across Culture, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, 38-51

Interview with Paul Meier: A Midsummer Night's Dream: an original pronunciation production, in Dudley Knight (ed), A World of Voice; Voice and Speech across Culture, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, 209-23

Shakespeare the metalinguist, in Anthony R Guneratne (ed), Shakespeare and Genre (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 19-37

The future of Englishes: going local, in Roberta Facchinetti, David Crystal and Barbara Seidlhofer (eds), From International to Local English - And Back Again (Bern: Lang), 17-25


The accents of the valiant Around the Globe 50, 36-7

Plurilingualism, pluridialectism, pluriformity, plenary paper for the annual conference of TESOL Spain, Bilbao, 10 March 2012