I have remarked more than once in the main text that this Guide makes no claims to comprehensiveness. It would therefore be surprising - indeed perverse - if its concluding Bibliography were not analogously restricted. There are now a great many books which address Grammar and everything that stems from or impinges upon it, and I cannot pretend that I even know about (let alone have read) them all. What follows is a selective survey of works that both as a teacher and as the writer of this book I have found of particular value, and which can be recommended without reservation.
Oxford English Dictionary Still beyond compare, but beyond the pockets of most individuals! The Concise and, especially, the Shorter editions are excellent, and reasonably priced.
Oxford American Dictionary
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology ed. C.T. Onions
Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary Cobuild denotes the 'Collins Birmingham University International Language Database and this dictionary is imaginatively and helpfully put together.
Roget's Thesaurus of Words and Phrases Various/multiple publishers.