Author(s): David Crystal
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David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books, and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is also the editor of The New Penguin Factfinder. He lives in Holyhead, Anglesey.