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Useful reference texts for AS/A2 English Language

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