David Crystal

Whatever literary and theatrical reasons there may be to account for Shakespeare's unlimitedness, the power of his language must top them all! It is through his verbal art that Shakespeare managed to breathe eternity into the old stories of his sources. Strip off the language and little is left, you will hear oft.
Few subjects excite the humanity as much as language.
David Crystal has been unprecedented. Arguably the greatest linguistic shepherd, Crystal has a penchant for presenting language issues in a reader and listener friendly manner that will never leave you dry as you close one of his books or walk out of the hall where he has been lecturing.
The Dictionary on the whole speaks about the extraordinary skill and expertise of Fowler as a lexicographer and linguist. A thing about the Dictionary that endears most perhaps is the author's genuine enthusiasm.
I particularly appreciate Crystal's frankness and open-mindedness - he never claims every line Shakespeare wrote is sacred. Nor does he blindly accept all of Shakespeare's plays as equally brilliant.
'Spell It Out' is more than a reader-friendly, comprehensible and comprehensive story of the history and evolvement of English spelling - Professor Crystal gives practical advice in Teaching Appendix as well as throughout the book.