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A list of key readings about English language.
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  • Crystal, David (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language.
  • Crystal, David (2007). The Fight for English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left. History of debates over proper English usage.
  • Görlach, Manfred (2002). Introduction to Early Modern English.
  • Hogg, Richard M. (ed.) (2001). The Cambridge History of the English Language. 6 volumes.
  • Kachru B, Kachru Y & Nelson C (2006). The Handbook of World Englishes.
  • Kachru, Braj, Yamuna Kachru, & Cecil Nelson (2006). The Handbook of World Englishes.
  • Lerer, Seth (2007). Inventing English: a Portable History of the Language. Columbia University Press.
  • Mair, Christian (2006). Twentieth-Century English: History, Variation and Standardization
  • Nagle, Stephen J. & Sara L. Sanders (2003). English in the Southern United States.
  • Wright, Laura (2005). The Development of Standard English, 1300-1800: Theories, Descriptions, Conflicts.