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Grammar Rules is the title of a talk by David Crystal, hosted by the department of English and creative writing at the University of Chichester (Cloisters Chamber, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, Tuesday, October 18, 6pm).

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor, and works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster.

He read English at University College London, specialised in English language studies, then joined academic life as a lecturer in linguistics, first at Bangor, then at Reading, where he became professor of linguistics. He received an OBE for services to the English language in 1995. His books include The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language and The Stories of English. A Little Book of Language, and Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language were published in 2010 and Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide in 2011. He was consultant for the British Library Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices exhibition (November 2010 to April 2011), and author of the accompanying book, Evolving English.

For further information or to book a ticket, contact Fran Armitage at f.armitage@chi.ac.uk or on 01243 812171.