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1 BELL, HAZEL K.; CRYSTAL, DAVID (PREFACE). From Flock Beds To Professionalism: A History Of Index-makers.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / HBK Press, Hatfield: 2008. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"Indexing is an anonymous profession. An index may be praised or blamed, but rarely is the indexer named, lauded or shamed," laments Professor David Crystal in his preface to From Flock Beds to Professionalism. This book, however, initiates a change. Hazel Bell presents here brief biographies of 65 individual practitioners, the makers of indexes, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, considering their working methods, techniques, training, remuneration, their lives and their personalities. Crystal observes, "Although it is the history of indexing which governs the structure of the book, it is the personalities of the indexers themselves which shine through it . . . I was unprepared for the range, diversity and sheer brilliance of the personalities lying behind the names." After the biographical section on the "Lone Workers," Bell outlines in "Banding Together" the history of groups and societies of indexers world-wide up to 1995, the year she sees as entailing the end of print-only indexing. The book includes photographs of indexers and of their tokens of recognition. Hazel Bell has been a freelance indexer since 1964, having compiled to date more than 700 indexes to books and journals, and won the Wheatley Medal for an outstanding index in both 2005 and 2006. She has been a member of the Society of Indexers for 44 years, serving on its Council as editor of its journal, The Indexer, for 18 of them. In 1997, she was presented by the Society with the Carey Award for services to indexing. She has written many articles for The Indexer and other learned journals. Bell is the author of Indexers and Indexes in Fact and Fiction (British Library/University of Toronto Press, 2001) and Indexing Biographies and Other Stories of Human Lives (Society of Indexers, 3rd edition 2004). 
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2 CRYSTAL, DAVID (EDITOR). The Cambridge Encyclopedia.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1997. 0521584590 / 9780521584593 Third Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

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3 CRYSTAL, DAVID (EDITOR). The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1995. 0520559685 Second Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

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4 CRYSTAL, DAVID. How Language Works; How Babies Babble Words Change Meaqning, And Languages Live Or Die.
Overlook press, Woodstock: 2005. 1585678481 / 9781585678488 Unrevised And Unpublished Proof. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

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5 CRYSTAL, DAVID. The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Language.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1987. 0521424437 / 9780521424431 s Softcover. Good condition. 
With over 600 maps, diagrams and photographs, the book is a unique source of information on the variety, structure, history and theory of language, and all those interested in how we communicate. Includes an Index. ". . . a celebration of language in all its oddity, beautfy, fun, astonishing complexity and limitless variety." - London Review of Books 
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6 CRYSTAL, DAVID. The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of The English Language.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005. 0521530334 / 9780521530330 Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Rarely has a book so packed with accurate and well researched factual information been so widely read and popularly acclaimed. This Second Edition of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language has been fully revised for a new generation of language-lovers. The book is longer and includes extensive new material on world English and Internet English, in addition to completely updated statistics, further reading suggestions and other references. David Crystal is a leading authority on language, and author of many books, including most recently Shakespeare's Words (Penguin, 2002), Language and the Internet (Cambridge, 2001) and Language Death (Cambridge, 2000). An internationally renowned writer, journal editor, lecturer and broadcaster, he received an Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to the English language. Contents of this book is as follows: Prefaces; 1. Modelling English; Part I. The History of English: 2. The origins of English; 3. Old English; 4. Middle English; 5. Early Modern English; 6. Modern English; 7. World English; Part II. English Vocabulary: 8. The nature of the lexicon; 9. The sources of the lexicon; 10. Etymology; 11. The structure of the lexicon; 12. Lexical dimensions; Part III. English Grammar: 13. Grammatical mythology; 14. The structure of words; 15. Word classes; 16. The structure of sentences; Part IV. Spoken and Written English: 17. The sound system; 18. The writing system; Part V. Using English: 19. Varieties of discourse; 20. Regional variation; 21. Social variation; 22. Personal variation; 23. Electronic variation; Part VI. Learning about English: 24. Learning English as a mother tongue; 25. New ways of studying English; Appendices; Indexes. Prize Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2004 "...bedazzles you with an eye-popping presentation of the cluck-clucking of the mother tongue. If you like fireworks with your information, this is a worthwhile language book..." - William Safire, The New York Times Magazine 
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