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Wider reading for AS/A2 English Language

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Mother Tongue: The English Language
Mother Tongue: The English Language
"Bill Bryson's lively take on the language"
You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
"Very popular readable book about language and gender"
English as a Global Language
English as a Global Language
"The king of language needs no introduction"
The Stories of English
The Stories of English
"The king traces the history of standard and non standard language"
The Adventure Of English
The Adventure Of English
"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."
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
"Popular history of the Oxford English Dictionary - national treasure and the dictionary of every sensible person's wildest dreams."
Larpers and Shroomers: The Language Report
Larpers and Shroomers: The Language Report
"Got good reviews - about contemporary language change"
Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell?
Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell?
"A positive take on the vagaries of spelling from a language change point of view"
Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Book that Defined the World: The Extraordinary Story of the Book That Defined the World
Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Book that Defined the World: The Extraordinary Story of the Book That Defined the World
"Okay, so I love dictionaries..."
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary: Selections from the 1755 Work That Defined the English Language
"Okay, so I'm mildly obsessed with dictionaries"
Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk
Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk
"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!"
The Routes of English  Volume 1
The Routes of English Volume 1
"Thin book, big fat CD - diverse and interesting stuff about language variation and change"
The Routes of English - volume 2
The Routes of English - volume 2
"Some more of the above..."
The Routes of English Volume 3
The Routes of English Volume 3
"And some more..."
The Routes of English  volume 4
The Routes of English volume 4
"That's the lot (but never say never...)"
Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading
Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading
"Language change with a particular focus on the impact of technology"
Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English
Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English
"Don't even think about an A2 project on swearing in rap music until you've read this."