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Linguistic Description

Aarts, Bas. Oxford Modern English Grammar. Oxford UP, 2011.

Biber, Douglas, and Stig Johansson, et al. Longman Grammar Of Spoken And Written English. Pearson Education, 1999.

Quirk, Randolph and Sidney Greenbaum. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. 7th ed., Longman Group, 1989.

Huddleston, Rodney D., and Geoffrey K. Pullum. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge UP, 2002.

———. A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge UP, 2005.

Kroeger, Paul R. Analyzing Grammar: An Introduction. Cambridge UP, 2005.

Payne, Thomas Edward. Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge UP, 2011.

Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage. 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2005.


Traditional Grammar Description

Azar, Betty Schrampfer, and Stacy A. Hagen. Understanding and Using English Grammar. 4th ed., Pearson Education, 2009.

Frank, Marcella. Modern English: Exercises for Non-native Speakers. Part I, Prentice-Hall, 1972.

———. Modern English: Exercises for Non-native Speakers. Part II, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall Regents, 1986.

Krohn, Robert. English Sentence Structure. U of Michigan, 1971.

Lunsford, Andrea A., and Robert J. Connors. The New St. Martin's Handbook. 3rd ed., Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999.

Smalley, Regina L., Mary K. Ruetten, Joann Rishel Kozyrev. Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar. 5th ed., Heinle & Heinle, 2001.

Strunk, William Jr. and E.G. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed., Allyn & Bacon, 1999.


Traditional Grammar Description (continued)

Yorkey, Richard C. Study Skills: for Students of English as a Second Language. McGraw-Hill, 1970.

Young, A. Robert and Ann O. Strauch. Nitty Gritty Grammar: Sentence Essentials for Writers. St. Martin's Press, 1994.


Style Manuals

The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law. Edited by Thomas Kent, et al., 51st ed., AP, 2016.

The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed., U of Chicago P, 2010.

The Gregg Reference Manual. Edited by William A. Sabin, 11th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2011.

MLA Handbook. 8th ed., Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed., American Psychological Association, 2010.


Word Use

Ciardi, John. A Browser's Dictionary, and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language. Harper & Row, 1980.

———. A Second Browser's Dictionary, and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language. Harper & Row, 1983.

Fowler's Modern English Usage. Edited by R. W. Burchfield and H. W. Fowler, revised 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2004.

Garner's Modern American Usage. by Bryan A. Garner, 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2009.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage. Reprint ed., Merriam-Webster, 1994.








Academic  Sites

Education Resources Information Center. ERIC, 2013,

"The 'Fair Use' Exemption." Fair Use, Princeton U, 2016,

"MLA Formatting and Style Guide." Purdue OWL, Edited by Tony Russel et al., Purdue U, 15 Aug. 2016,

"Research and Citation." The Purdue OWL, Purdue U, 5 Aug. 2016,

"Punctuation." ITS Style Guide, U North Carolina, 2016,

"Student Learning Grammar." Student Learning, U of Waikato. 16 Aug. 2016,



Bibliographic Citation Helpers (Caution! Check versions.)

EasyBib. 2016,

Son of Citation Machine. 2016,



The Chronicle of Higher Education. 2016,


Corpus (Word Use in Context)

Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). Brigham Young U, 2013,

Dictionaries Online, Based on Random House Dictionary, 2016,

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Pearson, 2016,

Merriam-Webster. 2016,

Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford U Press, 2016,


Library Guides (from Academic Institutions)

"Citing Your Sources." Cite Sources. UC Berkeley Library, 2016,

"Evaluating Resources." Library Guides, UC Berkeley Library, 2016,


Media and Print on English Language

Farb, Peter. Word Play. Reprint ed., Vintage. 1993.

Chomsky, Noam. Language and Mind. 3rd ed., Cambridge UP, 2006.

Kuhl, Patricia. "The Linguistic Genius of Babies." Ted, Oct. 2010,

McWhorter, John. Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally). Henry Holt, 2016.

———. "Txting is killing language. JK!!!" Ted, 2013,

———. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English. Avery. 2009.

Pinker, Steven. The Sense of Style. Viking Penguin, 2014.

———. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language. 1st ed., William Morrow,1994.

———. Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language. Basic Books, 1999.

Tannen, Deborah. You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation. Ballentine Books, 1991.

Truss, Lynn. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Reprint ed., Avery, 2006.

Professional Careers

English Language Teaching Jobs. TEFL Professional Network, 2016,

TESOL International Association. 2016,


Supplementary Practice (Non-Profit Org)


"Grammar." KhanAcademy, 2016, 


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