Useful reference texts for AS/A2 English Language

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
1.  The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal
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  "This is Crystal's other encyclopaedia - about language in general rather than specific to English - equally fascinating."
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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 2005: Update Paper and CD-ROM
2.  Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 2005: Update Paper and CD-ROM by Stephen Bullon
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  "You get a book and searchable CD-ROM for your money - very useful tool."
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Discover Grammar
3.  Discover Grammar by Prof David Crystal
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  "Grammar made as simple and accessible as possible."
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Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Penguin Reference)
4.  Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Penguin Reference) by George Davidson
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  "You can get an A-Z thesaurus but Roget's is still the dog's biscuits"
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Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation
5.  Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation by John Seely
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  "In case you're really stressing about your g&p"
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The Oxford Dictionary of Slang (Oxford Paperback Reference)
6.  The Oxford Dictionary of Slang (Oxford Paperback Reference) by John Ayto
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  "In case you need to look up some word your teacher thinks is still hip..."
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (Oxford Paperback Reference)
7.  The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (Oxford Paperback Reference) by P.H. Matthews
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  "Quite advanced but handy for looking up new language concepts you come across in your reading"
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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford Paperback Reference)
8.  Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Tom McArthur
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  "Brilliant book - A-Z compedium of very useful information"
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Collins English Dictionary (Collins Complete and Unabridged): Complete & Unabridged
9.  Collins English Dictionary (Collins Complete and Unabridged): Complete & Unabridged by Anderson Sandra
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  "If you're studying AS/A2 English Language, you gotta have a big dictionary.  This is the one I use..."
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