Ultimate English Language Reference list

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The Oxford English Dictionary : second edition (20 Volumes Set)
1.  The Oxford English Dictionary : second edition (20 Volumes Set) by John Simpson
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  "The ultimate etymological dictionary, probably due to become extinct in hard (paper) copy. Lists all recorded words from Norman Conquest to present day. Consider also the Shorter Oxford or the CD Rom."
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Roget's International Thesaurus
2.  Roget's International Thesaurus by Barbara Ann Kipfer
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  "Bearing the name of the original mass produced thesaurus (the first Roget's Thesaurus being published over 150 years ago) this is one of the best on the market."
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A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (General Grammar)
3.  A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (General Grammar) by Randolph Quirk
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  "The most comprehensive account of English Grammar ever written, with a level of detail that could suggest an anal fixation. Consider also the student edition."
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Fowler's Modern English Usage: Oxford Language Classics series
4.  Fowler's Modern English Usage: Oxford Language Classics series by Henry Fowler
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  "The most (in)famous prescriptive guide to the use of English. Not to be taken too seriously, but Fowler is an authority to the 'correct' use of English, spoken and written."
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
5.  The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language by David Crystal
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  "Comprehensive introduction to the study of the English language, providing a readable account of almost every conceivable perspective on the English language."
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
6.  The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal
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  "By the same author, but this time stepping away from the focus on English, looking at language as a whole."
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