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How many of you read plenty of books and periodicals but still find spelling difficult? Why do we need to get spelling right anyway? These are just some of the fascinating topics we talk about tonight in our conversation with DAVID CRYSTAL, one of the world’s pre-eminent language specialists. Tune in tonight and learn why half of the world’s languages will be extinct in a hundred years, what the difference is between a dialect and an accent, and why Received Pronunciation British is the preferred accent for BBC announcers, The Queen and stuffy upper crusters all over. David Crystal’s entertaining book is titled modestly A LITTLE BOOK OF LANGUAGE.