Wider reading for AS/A2 English Language

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Mother Tongue: The English Language
1.  Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson
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  "Bill Bryson's lively take on the language"
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You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
2.  You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
The list author says:
  "Very popular readable book about language and gender"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

English as a Global Language
3.  English as a Global Language by David Crystal
The list author says:
  "The king of language needs no introduction"
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The Stories of English
4.  The Stories of English by David Crystal
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  "The king traces the history of standard and non standard language"
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The Adventure of English
5.  The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg
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  "Can't stand Melvyn Bragg's voice but this is the handy silent book format - walks a straight and steady path through the history of the English language."
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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
6.  The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
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  "Popular history of the Oxford English Dictionary - national treasure and the dictionary of every sensible person's wildest dreams."
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Larpers and Shroomers: The Language Report
7.  Larpers and Shroomers: The Language Report by Susie Dent
The list author says:
  "Got good reviews - about contemporary language change"
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Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell?
8.  Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell? by Vivian Cook
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  "A positive take on the vagaries of spelling from a language change point of view"
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Dr. Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book That Defined the World
9.  Dr. Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book That Defined the World by Henry Hitchings
The list author says:
  "Okay, so I love dictionaries..."
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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language
10.  Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language by Jack Lynch
The list author says:
  "Okay, so I'm mildly obsessed with dictionaries"
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Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk
11.  Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk by Mark Morton
The list author says:
  "Ignore the fact that Amazon's "if you like this kind of stuff" temptress offers you distinctly dodgy alternatives, this is a serious book about language!"
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The Routes of English  Volume 1
12.  The Routes of English Volume 1 by Melvyn Bragg
The list author says:
  "Thin book, big fat CD - diverse and interesting stuff about language variation and change"
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The Routes of English - volume 2
13.  The Routes of English - volume 2 by Melvyn Bragg
The list author says:
  "Some more of the above..."
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The Routes of English Volume 3
14.  The Routes of English Volume 3 by Simon Elmes
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  "And some more..."
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The Routes of English  volume 4
15.  The Routes of English volume 4 by Simon Elmes
The list author says:
  "That's the lot (but never say never...)"
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Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading
16.  Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading by Naomi S. Baron
The list author says:
  "Language change with a particular focus on the impact of technology"
£26.30   Used & New from: £1.60
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Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English
17.  Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English by Geoffrey Hughes
The list author says:
  "Don't even think about an A2 project on swearing in rap music until you've read this."
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.01
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