Resources / Recommendations


ABC et Cetera: The Life and Times of the Roman Alphabet. Alexander & Nicholas Humez.  David R. Godine, Publisher. © 1985.

Alpha Beta: How Our Alphabet Saved the Western World. John Man. Headline Book Publishing. © 2000.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Calvert Watkins, Editor. Houghton Mifflin Company.  © 1985.

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language. Melvyn Bragg. Arcade Publishing. © 2003.

The Anglo-Saxon Age. D.J.V. Fisher. Marboro Books Corp.  © 1973.

Blooming English. Kate Burridge. Cambridge University Press. © 2002.

A Book of Middle English. Third Ed. J.A. Burrow and Thorlac Turville-Petre, Eds.  © 2005.

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language. Mark Forsyth. Berkley Books. © 2011.

Greek and Latin in English Today. Richard M. Krill. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. © 1990.

The History of English: An Introduction. Stephan Gramley. Routledge. © 2012.

The History of English: A Linguistic Introduction. Scott Shay. Wardja Press. © 2008.

The Horse The Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the World. David W. Anthony. Princeton University Press. © 2007.

How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction. Anne Curzan and Michael Adams. Pearson Education, Inc.  © 2006.

In Search of the Indo-Europeans. J.P. Mallory. Thames and Hudson.  © 1989.

An Introduction to Middle English. Simon Horobin & Jeremy Smith. Oxford University Press.  © 2002.

Inventing English: A Portable History of the English Language. Seth Lerer. Columbia University Press. © 2007.

The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories. Merriam-Webster, Inc.  ©1991.

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. Bill Bryson. Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.  © 1990.

Old and Middle English: An Anthology. Elaine Treharne. Ed. Blackwell Publishers.  © 2000.

Origins of the English Language: A Social and Linguistic History. Joseph M. Williams. The Free Press.  © 1975.

The Origins and Development of the English Language. 5th Edition John Algeo and Thomas Pyles. Thomson Wadsworth. © 2004.

Our Language. Simeon Potter.  Penguin Books.   © 1990.

The Story of English. Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil. Penguin Books. © 1986.

The Unexpected Evolution of Language. Justin Cord Hayes. F+W Media, Inc.  © 2012.

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