David Crystal at Forum Books

David Crystal at Forum Books
  • Forum Books Corbridge, Forum Books, 8 Market Pl, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AW
    Forum Books Corbridge
    Forum Books 8 Market Pl Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AW UNITED KINGDOM
  • 22/06/2015 19:00 - 22/06/2015 20:30

Tea and Tipple event with David: When was the last time you and the dog took a Sunday 'swotchel'? Can't remember? That's because old regional words have all but disappeared - and they are just waiting for linguist David Crystal to rediscover them. Join David in this unique 'Tea and Tipple' event at the fabulous Forum Books. 'swotchel' (verb) - To walk lazily, roll in walking.

David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. He has published extensively on the history and development of English, including The Stories of English, Evolving English and Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling. He and his son Ben joined forces to co-write You Say Potato and The Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare. He held a chair at the University of Reading for ten years, and is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bangor. He was 'Master of Original Pronunciation' at Shakespeare's Globe in London for its productions of Romeo and Juliet and Troilus and Cressida in 2004-5, and has since acted as an accent consultant for other such productions worldwide.