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Product Description: This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space...read more

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9781137550217, titled "English – One Tongue, Many Voices" | 2 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, May 4, 2016), cover price $109.00 | About this edition: This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space.

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9781137550224, titled "English – One Tongue, Many Voices" | 2 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, March 2, 2017), cover price $36.00 | About this edition: This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space.

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Product Description: This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronuniciation (OP), enabling practitioners to deal with any queries about the pronunciation of individual words. It includes all the words in the First Folio, transcribed using IPA, and the accompanying website hosts sound files to further aid pronunciation...read more

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9780199668427 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This dictionary is the first comprehensive description of Shakespearean original pronuniciation (OP), enabling practitioners to deal with any queries about the pronunciation of individual words.

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Product Description: A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words...read more

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9780300214260 | Yale Univ Pr, May 17, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power We all know eloquence when we hear it.

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Product Description: This book brings together twelve previously unpublished language profiles based on the original Language Assessment, Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP). The languages featured are: Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Finnish, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Malay and Swedish...read more
By David Crystal (editor)

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9781783094868 | 1 edition (Multilingual Matters Ltd, February 2, 2016), cover price $169.95 | About this edition: This book brings together twelve previously unpublished language profiles based on the original Language Assessment, Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP).

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Product Description: The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories...read more

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9781250060419 | St Martins Pr, October 6, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it.

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Product Description: dabberlick [noun, Scotland] A mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny. 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?' fubsy [adjective, Lancashire] Plump, in a nice sort of way. squinch [noun, Devon] A narrow crack in a wall or a space between floorboards...read more

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9781447282808 | Pan Macmillan, May 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: dabberlick [noun, Scotland] A mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny.

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9781509801763 | Reprint edition (Pan Macmillan, September 15, 2016), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: dabberlick [noun, Scotland] A mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny.

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Product Description: THE FASCINATING AND SURPRISING HISTORY OF ENGLISH SPELLING FROM DAVID CRYSTAL, EVERYONE'S FAVORITE EXPERT LOGOPHILEWith The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language. Now, with Spell It Out, he takes on the task of answering all the questions about how we spell: "Why is English spelling so difficult?" Or "Why are good spellers so proud of their achievement that when they see a misspelling they condemn the writer as sloppy, lazy, or uneducated?" In thirty-seven short, engaging and informative chapters, Crystal takes readers on a history of English spelling, starting with the Roman missionaries' sixth century introduction of the Roman alphabet and ending with where the language might be going...read more

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9781250003478, titled "Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling" | St Martins Pr, June 18, 2013, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: The fascinating and surprising history of English spelling from David Crystal, everyone's favorite expert logophileWith The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language.

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9781250056122 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, December 2, 2014), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: THE FASCINATING AND SURPRISING HISTORY OF ENGLISH SPELLING FROM DAVID CRYSTAL, EVERYONE'S FAVORITE EXPERT LOGOPHILEWith The Story of English in 100 Words, David Crystal took us on a tour through the history of our language.

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Product Description: Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be...read more

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9780199680474 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years?

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Product Description: The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all concerned with issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized culture...read more

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9780521653213 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2000, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all concerned with issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized culture.

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9781107431812 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, December 15, 2014), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The rapid endangerment and death of many minority languages across the world is a matter of widespread concern, not only among linguists and anthropologists but among all concerned with issues of cultural identity in an increasingly globalized culture.
9780521012713 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 29, 2002, cover price $23.99 | About this edition: Looks at the reasons languages fall into disuse and often become extinct.

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Product Description: An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us Some people say scohn, while others say schown. He says bath, while she says bahth. You say potayto. I say potahto And—wait a second, no one says potahto...read more

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9781447249696 | Pan Macmillan, October 1, 2014, cover price $19.95
9780471861683, titled "Geometrical and Structural Crystallography" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 1, 2000, cover price $54.84 | also contains Geometrical and Structural Crystallography | About this edition: "This is in-depth, logical treatment develops crystallography from the inside out -- from the atomic "heart", not just the shape of the crystal.

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9781447255468 | Reprint edition (Pan Macmillan, September 30, 2015), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us Some people say scohn, while others say schown.

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Product Description: The Internet has so entirely transformed virtually all aspects of everyday life that it seems almost impossible to assess its impact. Here, 19 esteemed scholars from around the world tackle the topic from different angles. Manuel Castells, David Gelernter, Juan Ignacio Vázquez, Evgeni Morozov, Mikko Hyppönen, Yochai Benkler, Federico Casalegno, David Crystal, Lucien Engelen, Patrik Wikström, Peter Hirshberg, Paul DiMaggio and Edward Castronova address such matters as the "Internet of things"; the sociology of the Internet; cybercrime and Internet security; the future of work; the Internet and urban-rural sustainability; the "Worldstream and the Cybersphere"; gaming and society; the Internet’s influence on languages and new economic systems; the massive changes wrought by the net in the music industry; and other aspects of its many cultural, social and political ramifications...read more

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9788415832454 | Turner, April 30, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The Internet has so entirely transformed virtually all aspects of everyday life that it seems almost impossible to assess its impact.

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Product Description: This volume is one in a series of monographs being issued under the general title of "Disorders of Human Communication". Each monograph deals in detail with a particular aspect of vocal communication and its disorders, and is written by internationally distinguished experts...read more

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9783709140031 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, November 20, 2013), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This volume is one in a series of monographs being issued under the general title of "Disorders of Human Communication".
9780713165067 | Reprint edition (Hodder Arnold, September 1, 1987), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This volume is one in a series of monographs being issued under the general title of "Disorders of Human Communication".
9781870332651 | Whurr Pub Ltd, December 1, 1981, cover price $59.25 | About this edition: This volume is one in a series of monographs being issued under the general title of "Disorders of Human Communication".

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Product Description: A joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in 100 contrasting places and light on 100 wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language aliveAny selection of places is inevitably personal...read more
By David Crystal (foreword by)

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9780709095705 | Robert Hale Ltd, October 1, 2013, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: A joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in 100 contrasting places and light on 100 wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language aliveAny selection of places is inevitably personal.

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Product Description: The New Testament of William Tyndale, published in 1525–6, was the first text of the Bible to be printed in English. It's publication is arguably the most important event in the history of the English Reformation—and so controversial at the time that Tyndale, its translator, was tried for heresy, incarcerated, and burned at the stake...read more
By British Library (corporate author) and David Crystal (narrator)

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9780712351270 | British Library Board, August 15, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The New Testament of William Tyndale, published in 1525–6, was the first text of the Bible to be printed in English.

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Product Description: In early 2012, the global scientific community erupted with news that the elusive Higgs boson had likely been found, providing potent validation for the Standard Model of how the universe works. Scientists from more than one hundred countries contributed to this discovery—proving, beyond any doubt, that a new era in science had arrived, an era of multinationalism and cooperative reach...read more
By David Crystal (foreword by)

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9780226535036 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 6, 2013, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: In early 2012, the global scientific community erupted with news that the elusive Higgs boson had likely been found, providing potent validation for the Standard Model of how the universe works.

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Product Description: In this entertaining history world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on one hundred words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the word "roe" was written down on the bone ankle of a roe deer in the fifth century...read more

Hardcover:

9781250003461 | St Martins Pr, March 27, 2012, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages.

Paperback:

9781250024206 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 26, 2013), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In this entertaining history world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on one hundred words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the word "roe" was written down on the bone ankle of a roe deer in the fifth century.

Miscellaneous:

9780792792192 | Chivers Audio Books, September 1, 2012, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century (roe, in case you are wondering).

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9780792791546 | Blackstone Audio Inc, September 1, 2012, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century (roe, in case you are wondering).
9781445865195 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 10, 2012), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this unique new history of the worlds most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century (roe, in case you are wondering).

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Product Description: For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times, and in recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest in aspects of his language. So how can we better understand Shakespeare? David Crystal provides a lively and original introduction to Shakespeare's language, making his plays easily accessible to modern-day audiences...read more

Hardcover:

9780521876940 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 31, 2008, cover price $94.99 | About this edition: 'You speak a language that I understand not.

Paperback:

9781107617681 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 30, 2012), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: For decades, people have been studying Shakespeare's life and times, and in recent years there has been a renewed surge of interest in aspects of his language.
9780521700351 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 31, 2008, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: 'You speak a language that I understand not.

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Product Description: David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety...read more

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9780521823470 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, July 21, 2003), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: David Crystal's informative account of the rise of English as a global language explores the history, current status and potential of English as the international language of communication.
9780521592475 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 1997, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language.

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9781107611801 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, March 30, 2012), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language.
9780521530323 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, July 28, 2003), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Explores the history, current status, and potential of English as an international language of communication, featuring in the new edition coverage of English on the Internet and the concept of an English 'family' of languages.
9780521629942 | Sigs Pubns, November 1, 1998, cover price $14.00 | also contains Josue | About this edition: David Crystal, world authority on the English language, has written a timely and informative account of the phenomenon of English as a global language.

Product Description: This book offers a practical, problem-solving approach to acting for film and television. The reader will learn techniques that allow actors to transform a stage performance into one that is also acceptable on film or television. These techniques will make the difference between a natural performance and a corny one...read more
By David Crystal (introduced by)

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9780240801384, titled "Film and Television Acting" | Focal Pr, March 1, 1993, cover price $27.95 | also contains Film and Television Acting | About this edition: This book offers a practical, problem-solving approach to acting for film and television.

Paperback:

9780199695188 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 15, 2011), cover price $16.95

David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field.Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entriesCoverage reflects recommendations by a team of experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, making it exceptionally comprehensiveIncorporates new ideas stemming from the minimalist programContains a separate table of abbreviations and table of symbols, along with an updated International Phonetic AlphabetUpdates entries to reflect the way established terms are now perceived in light of changes in the field, providing a unique insight into the historical development of linguisticsRemains the standard single-volume reference for the field of linguistics and phonetics.

Hardcover:

9781405152969 | 6 edition (Blackwell Pub, June 30, 2008), cover price $133.95 | About this edition: David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field.
9780631226635 | 5th edition (Blackwell Pub, February 1, 2003), cover price $68.95 | About this edition: Presents more than five thousand terms in over three thousand entries, including new words and senses that have developed in the past five years.
9780631200963 | 4 sub edition (Blackwell Pub, February 1, 1997), cover price $64.95
9780631178699 | 3rd edition (Blackwell Pub, May 1, 1991), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The new edition of this work adds around 300 new words or senses which have developed in linguistics during the 1980s, chiefly in relation to the new models of linguistic theory, including an account of the terminology of Government-Binding theory.

Paperback:

9781405152976 | 6 edition (Blackwell Pub, June 30, 2008), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phoneticshas long been the standard single-volume reference for its field.
9780631226642, titled "A Dictionary of Linguistics & Phonetics" | 5th edition (Blackwell Pub, February 7, 2003), cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Presents more than five thousand terms in over three thousand entries, including new words and senses that have developed in the past five years.
9780631200970 | Blackwell Pub, February 1, 1997, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Completely revised and updated in its fourth edition, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics is the standard single-volume reference for its field.
9780631178712 | 3rd edition (Blackwell Pub, May 1, 1991), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: This revised and updated edition of the dictionary adds around 300 new words or senses which have developed in linguistics during the 1980s, chiefly in relation to the newer models of linguistic theory, including a full account of the terminology of government-binding theory.

Miscellaneous:

9781444356755, titled "Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics" | 6 edition (Blackwell Pub, September 23, 2011), cover price $44.95
9781444302783, titled "Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics" | 6 edition (Blackwell Pub, February 10, 2009), cover price $104.95

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Product Description: The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, today a world-famous bestseller, has always been a ground-breaking dictionary. In its first edition, The Concise Oxford Dictionary was adapted by Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler from The Oxford Dictionary (now known as the Oxford English Dictionary)...read more
By David Crystal (introduced by), F. G. Fowler and H. W. Fowler

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9780199696123 | 100 anv edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 7, 2011), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, today a world-famous bestseller, has always been a ground-breaking dictionary.

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Product Description: ‘A brilliantly accessible introduction to core topics in English language and linguistics. My students loved it.’ David Adger, Queen Mary, University of London, UK ‘Entertaining, clear and informative. David Crystal’s lectures demystify and enrich the English language for students of all levels...read more

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9780415602679 | Dvd edition (Routledge, July 26, 2011), cover price $235.00 | About this edition: ‘A brilliantly accessible introduction to core topics in English language and linguistics.

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Product Description: With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling...read more

Hardcover:

9780300155334 | Yale Univ Pr, June 1, 2010, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant.

Paperback:

9780300170825 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, April 26, 2011), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant.

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Product Description: The Internet is now an integral part of contemporary life, and linguists are increasingly studying its influence on language. In this student-friendly guidebook, leading language authority Professor David Crystal follows on from his landmark bestseller Language and the Internet and presents the area as a new field: Internet linguistics...read more

Hardcover:

9780415602686 | Routledge, March 11, 2011, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: The Internet is now an integral part of contemporary life, and linguists are increasingly studying its influence on language.

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9780415602716 | Routledge, April 11, 2011, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Internet is now an integral part of contemporary life, and linguists are increasingly studying its influence on language.

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