Up to Snuff #3: “A Fundamental Writers Desk Top Reference Book List” Revised 10-15-2017

Up to Snuff #3: Revised (10-15-17)  “A Fundamental Desk Top Reference Book List for Writers”

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Dictionaries

Newton’s Telecom Dictionary, By Harry Newton, Flatiron Books, 2007

Webster’s New World Collegiate Dictionary, Fourth Edition, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ

The American Heritage Dictionary of The English Language, fourth edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston & New York

Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford

The Grosset Webster Dictionary (Childrens)

Harrap’s Shorter French & English Dictionary

501 Spanish Verbs

Dictionaries of the World

Diccionario Sigmer (Spanish Dictionary of synonyms)

Style Manuals/Grammar

MLA Style, APA Style, Chicago Style

Understanding Style, Practical Ways to Improve Your Writing, Joe Glassar, Oxford University Press, Jan 2015

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

A Guide to Composition Pedagogies, by Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper Taggart, Oxford University Press, 2013

Doing Grammar, by Max Morenberg, Oxford University Press, 2013,

The Chicago Manual of Style, University of Chicago Press, 2003

The Associated Press Style Book

Variety of Style books from newspapers

The Elements of Style, By William Strunk, Jr &  E.B. White, The Macmillan Company

Onomatopoeia

Studies in the History of the English Language VI : Evidence and Method in Histories of English. by Michael. Adams, Laurel J. Brinton, R. D. Fulk

Format:eBook  Publication year:  2015

Studies in language origins. Volume 1 by Jan. Wind

Format: eBook, Publication year: 1989

AP Style Book Online

A Writer’s Reference 6th Edition By Diana Hacker

Hacker, Diana, Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age

Hacker, Diana, Pocket Style Manual

Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams, The Craft of Research

Lunsford, Andrea and Robert Connors, Easy Writer, A Pocket Guide

Murray, Donald M., The Craft of Revision

Williams, Joseph, Style:  Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Zinsser, William, On Writing Well

Viking Book of Aphorisms:  A Personal Selection  W.H. Arden

Usage

Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage, by William and Morris, Harper & Row, 1975

Dictionary of Problem Words & Expressions, Mcgraw Hill Book Company, 1975

A Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage, By Theodore M. Bernstein, Free Press 1965

More Language That Needs Watching, By Theodore M. Bernstein, Channel Press 1962

Watch Your Language, By Theodore Bernstein, Atheneum, 1958

The Word, by Rene Cappon, The Associated Press, 1982

Modern American Usage by Wilson Follet, Hill & Wang, 1966

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, Oxford University Press 1965

Fowler’s Modern English Usage, By H.W. Fowler & R.W. Burchfield Oxford University Press, 2004

Semantics

Semantics in Generative Grammar (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics) by Irene Heim

Language in Thought and Action Fifth Edition By, Hayakawa and Alan R. Hayakawa

Semantics Introducing Linguistics By John Saeed

Semantics (Palgrove Modern Linguistics) by Kate Kearns

Meaning & Language, An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics) By Alan Cruse

Semantics:  A Course book By James R. Hartford and Michael B. Smith

Meaning:  A Slim guide to Semantics Oxford Linguistics By Paul Elbourne

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition:  Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL by Dean Allemang and James Hendler

Semantic Perception:  How the Illusion of a Common Language Arises and Persists by Jody Azzouni

Drive Yourself Sane:  Using Uncommon Sense of General Semantics, Third Edition, by Susan Presby Kodish and Bruce I. Kodish

Syntax

Syntax:  A Generative Introduction By Andrew Carnie

Sin & Syntax:  How to Craft Wicked Good Prose By Constance Hale

The Syntax Handbook Everything You Learned About Syntax But Forgot By, Laura M. Justice

The Art of Syntax:  Rhythm of thought, Rhythm of Song By ellen Bryant Voight

Artful Sentences, Syntax as Style  By Virginia Tufte

The Syntax Workbook:  A Companion to Carnies Syntax By Andrew Carnie

Understanding Syntax by Maggie Tallerman

Syntax:  a Minimalist Introduction By Andrew Radford

Phonology

Introductory Phonology By, Bruce Hayes

Introducing Phonology Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics by, David Odden

Phonology a Coursebook by, Robert Kennedy

The Sounds of Language:  An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology by, Elizabeth C. Zsiga

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology From Concepts to Transcription By Jacqueline Bauman-Waengler

Articulation & Phonology in Speech Sound Disorders:  A Clinical Focus 5th Edition By, Jacqueline Bauman-Waengler

NAVLIPI Volume 1, A New Universal, Script (Alphabet) Accommodating the Phonemic Idiosyncrasies of all Words By, Prasanna Chandra Sekhar & Nicholas Ostler

An Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology by John Clark + Colin Yallop

English Phonetics and Phonology Paperwork with Audio CD’s (2):  A Practical Course By, Peter Roach

Phonology (Palgrove Modern Linguistics) By, Phillip Carr & Jean-Pierre Montreuil

Introduction to Russian Phonology & Word Structure By, William Hamilton

Sanskrit Manual:  A Quick Reference Guide to Phonology and Grammar of Classical Sanskrit

Applied English Phonology by, Mehmet Yavas

The Phonology & Morphology of Arabic The Phonology of the Worlds Languages By, Janet C. E. Watson

Phonetically based Phonology By Bruce Hayes and Robert Kirchner

Understanding Phonology Understanding Language By, Carlos Gussenboven & Haille Jacobs

Generative Phonology Description and Theory By, Michael Kenstowicz & Charles Kissebert

Phonology:  An Introduction to Basic Concepts, Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics By Roger Lass

Introducing Phonetics & Phonology By Mike Davenport & S.J. Hannahs

Phonology & Generative Grammar, (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics No. 7) by, Michael Kenstowicz

Evolutionary Phonology:  The Emergence of Sound Patterns By, Juliette Blevins

Que Bien Suena:  Mastering Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (World Languages) By, Jeffrey D. Stokes

Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs By, Charles Clay Doyle

Encyclopedia of World Proverbs, Prentice Hall Encyclopedia of World Proverbs by, Wolfgang Mieder

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Oxford Quick Reference By Jennifer Speake

Journalism

The Elements of Journalism

Journalism Basics

Feature Writing, By Lee Friedlander

The Investigative Reporter’s Handbook:  A Guide to Documents, Databases and Techniques

News Writing and Reporting and Reporting for Today’s Media  B.D. Itule

The Longman Guide to Style and Writing on the Internet  M.C. Sammons

Film writing and selected journalism by James Agee

From fact to fiction : journalism & imaginative writing in America  by Shelley Fisher. Fishkin

American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau  by Bill. McKibben, Al Gore

The New Journalism by Tom Wolfe, E. W. Johnson

The rhetoric of empire : colonial discourse in journalism, travel writing, and imperial administration  by David Spurr

Broadcast journalism : an introduction to news writing  by Mark W. Hall

News writing  by George A. Hough

Writing your journal article in 12 weeks : a guide to academic publishing success  by Wendy Laura. Belcher

News reporting and writing by Melvin. Mencher

Longman Dictionary of Mass Media Communication, Tracy D. Connors

 Letters & Correspondence

Letters  by Theodore Roosevelt, Elting Elmore. Morison, John Morton Blum, John J. Buckley

Correspondence by Herman Melville, Lynn. Horth

Holmes-Pollock letters; the correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock, 1874-1932.

by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.,, Frederick Pollock, Mark De Wolfe Howe

Letters. by Edward FitzGerald, J. M. Cohen

Correspondence.  by Jonathan Swift, Harold Herbert Williams Sir,

The habit of being : letters by Flannery. O’Connor, Sally. Fitzgerald

The letters of T.S. Eliot  by T. S. Eliot, Valerie. Eliot

Hour of gold, hour of lead; diaries and letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1929-1932.

by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Mazal Holocaust Collection.

A treasury of the world’s great letters from ancient days to our own time : containing the characteristic and crucial communications, and intimate exchanges and cycles of correspondence, of many of the outstanding figures of world history, and some notable contemporaries

by M. Lincoln Schuster, Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)

Essays

Essays and reviews  by Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson

Millennial stages : essays and reviews, 2001-2005  by Robert Sanford Brustein

Toynbee and history; critical essays and reviews, by Ashley Montague

The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence : Essays and Reviews 1926-51. by Michael. Oakeshott, Luke. O’Sullivan

The theory and practice of American literary naturalism : selected essays and reviews by Donald. Pizer

Hewing to experience : essays and reviews on recent American poetry and poetics, nature and culture

by Sherman. Paul

The vocabulary of a modern European state : Essays and Reviews 1953-1988. by Michael. Oakeshott

The eye of the story : selected essays and reviews by Eudora Welty

The responsibilities of the critic; essays and reviews.  by F. O. Matthiessen

Essays and reviews : the 1860 text and its reading by Victor Shea, William Whitla

Writing nature : Henry Thoreau’s Journal  by Sharon. Cameron

The Essay, By Crowell and Kolba

Disciplines

Academic Writing with Readings, Teresa Thonney, Oxford University Press

The Copy Editors Handbook

Serious Daring, Creative Writing in Four Genres, Lisa Roney, Oxford University Press, 2014

Modern American Poetry, Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Oxford University Press, 2014

Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Cary Nelson, Oxford University Press, 2014

How to Interpret Literature, Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Robert Dale Parker, Oxford University Press, 2014

Advertising, A very Short Introduction, Winston Fletcher, Oxford University Press, 2010

Bestsellers, A Very short Introduction, John Sutherland, Oxford University Press, 2007

Food, A Reader for Writers, Deborah Holdstein, Columbia college Chicago, 2014

Humor, A Reader for Writers, Kathleen Volk Miller, Drexel University, Marion Wrenn, MY Abu Dhabi

Contemporary Fiction, A very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone, Oxford Unversity Press, 2013

Design, John Heskett, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 2005

English Literature, Jonathan Bate, University of Warwick, 2010

Ethics, Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge, 2009

Globalization, Manfred Steger, University of Hawaii, 2013

Tragedy, Adrian Poole, University of Cambridge and Trinity College, 2005

Writing and Script, Andrew Robinson, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 2009

Subversive Copy Editor

Literature and The Writing Process

Patterns of Exposition 8

Writing in the Disciplines, Third Edition, Harcourt Brace College, 1995

Euripedes IV, The Complete Greek Tragedies, Edited by David Greene and Richmond Lattiore, the University of Chicago Press, 1958

The Best Travel Writing 2000

Writing your poem, a practical approach to verse writing. Lawrence John Zillman

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago Style for students and researchers by Kate L. Turabian, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams

Writing under pressure : the quick writing process by Sanford. Kaye

The Past before us : contemporary historical writing in the United States by Michael G. Kammen, American Historical Association.

University writing : selves and texts in academic societies by Montserrat. Castelló, Christiane. Donahue

The Chicago guide to writing about numbers by Jane E. Miller

Student Research and Report Writing : From Topic Selection to the Complete Paper. by Gabe T. Wang, Keumjae. Park

Teaching with writing by Toby Fulwiler

The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas

Permutations Edited by Joan Digby and Bob Brier

Paper Airplane, by Bard

Exploring Literature, Writing and Thinking about fiction, poetry, Drama and the essay, By Frank Madden

The Norton Introduction to Literature, Fiction, Bain Beaty Hunter

Studies in Fiction, Blaze O. Bonanza, Emil Roy, Sandra Roy

Efictions, Short Story and Novel Reader, Joseph F. Trimmer, C. Wade Jennings, Annette Patterson

The Yale Book of Quotations By Fred R. Shapiro and Joseph Epstein

Trivium The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric By, John Michell

Rhetoric:  The Art of Persuasion by Andrew Aberdeen

My First Words By, Teora

Memoir:  Growing up Italian American:  The Memoirs of Ferdinand Visco and the Stories of Two Italian Families By Ferdinand Visco M.D.

Technical Writing

Technical Communication, 11th edition 2014
Mike Markel
ISBN: 978-0312-485979
Bedford/St. Martin’s

Technical and Professional Writing, Solving Problems at Work, By Kennedy & Montgomery

Business Writing, By Wilma Davidson

The Essentials of Technical Communication, Third Edition, Elizabeth Tebbeaux, Oxford University Press, 2014

Excellence in Business Communication, Twelth Edition 2017
John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovee
ISBN: 9780134388144
Pearson
Loose Leaf Edition: ISBN: 9780134388175

Successful Writing at Work, 4th Concise Edition 2014
Philip Kolin
ISBN: 978-1280-5052564
Cengage

Technical Communication Today, 5th Edition 2014
Richard Johnson-Sheehan
ISBN 978-0321-907981
Pearson

The Essentials of Technical Communication 3rd Edition 2014
Elizabeth Tebeaux and Sam Dragga
ISBN: 978-0195-5384222
Oxford University Press

Writing in the Health Professions 2005
Barbara A. Heifferon
ISBN: 978-0321-105271

Editing

What Editors Do:  The Art, Craft and Business of Book Editing by Peter Ginna

Proofing Handbook McGraw Hill

Latin

Cassell’s Latin Dictionary Latin-English

The Latin language. by Leonard R. Palmer

Roman antiquities: or, An account of the manners and customs of the Romans; designed to illustrate the Latin classics, by explaining words and phrases, from the rites and customs to which they refer.

by Alexander Adam, James Boyd

A history of Latin literature. by Moses Hadas

Oxford Latin dictionary  by P. G. W. Glare

A handbook of Latin literature from the earliest times to the death of St. Augustine, by H. J. Rose

Medieval Latin palaeography : a bibliographical introduction

by Leonard E. Boyle, University of Toronto.

The poems, English, Latin and Greek, of Richard Crashaw

by Richard Crashaw, L. C. Martin

Analytical comparison of the Sanskrit, Greek, Latin and Teutonic languages, shewing the original identity of their grammatical structure

by Franz Bopp, Joseph-Daniel Guigniaut

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Workshop in Chinese-English Jeong Kee Kim

Soules Dictionary of English Synonyms

Writing Tools

How Writing Works, Jordynn Jack, Oxford University Press, 2014

So What, the Writers Argument, Kurt Schick and Laura Schubert, Oxford University Press, 2013

Who Says, Deborah H. Holdstein, Danielle Aquiline, Oxford University Press, 2013

The Real World Reader, A Rhetorical Reader for Writers, James S. Miller, Oxford University Press, January 2015

Poverty Privilege, A Reader for Writers, Connie Snyder Mick, Oxford University Press, 2014

Technology, A Reader for Writers, Johannah Rodgers, Oxford University Press, 2014

Language, A Reader for Writers, Gita Dasbender, Oxford University Press, 2013

Identity, A Reader for Writers, John Scenters-Zapico, Oxford University Press, 2013

Sustainability, A Reader for Writers, Carl Herndl, Oxford University Press, 2013

Culture, A Reader for Writers, John Mauk, Oxford University Press, 2013

A Guide for Writing Tutors, Practice and Research, Lauren Fitzgerald, Oxford University Press, Feb 2015

Research Methods

Social Research Methods By Bryman on Oxford Press

The Research Imagination:  An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Methods By Gray, Williamson, Karp, Dalphin, Cambridge Press

The Scientific Method Historical and Philosophical Introduction By Barry Gower

The Research Paper Handbook James Lester

Research methods by Jack R. Nation

Statistical methods in research and production. by Owen L. Davies, Peter Lewis. Goldsmith

Qualitative research methods for the social sciences by Bruce L. Berg

Research methods in physical activity  by Jerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson

MLA handbook for writers of research papers. by Joseph Gibaldi, Modern Language Association of America.

Research papers by William. Coyle

The craft of research by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams

A guide to writing sociology papers  by Judith. Richlin-Klonsky, Ellen Strenski, Roseann. Giarrusso, University of California, Los Angeles. Sociolo

Writing the laboratory notebook by Howard M. Kanare

Typography

Words into Type, by Marjorie E. Skillin & Robert M. Gay, Prentice- Hall Inc., 1974

Josef Muller-Brockman Swiss designer

Jan Tschichold  German Typography

Stereo graphics

False Flat

Graphs

Bedfordstmartins.com/tech com   (how to make graphs tutorials)

Tufte

Atlas

National Geographic Atlas of the World, 8th Edition, National Geographic Society, Washington D.C.

Atlas of The World   Oxford University Press

Medical Directories & Handbooks

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library  www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html

U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Heatlh  www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

www.cdc.gov  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Dictionary

Directories & Handbooks

Official Congressional Directory, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/search.html

Political Handbook of the World:  CQ Press, Washington, D.C.

For company names consult the New York Stock Exchange http://www.nyse.com or NASDAQ at http://wwwnasdaq.com

http://biz.ap.org  stock abbreviations alphabetical list of company names

Capital IQ a division of Standard & Poor’s

Religion Questions Handbook of Denominations in the United States

The Non Profit Organization Handbook, Tracy D. Connors (Look for all Tracy D. Connors Books)

www.npocrossroads.com

Technology books and binder of shortcuts

Extra Suggestions

The Calligraphy Source Book

Write now : the complete program for better handwriting by Barbara. Getty, Inga. Dubay

Purdue Owl website including “how to write an academic cover letter”

Telephone books

Binder of language studies

Webster’s Complete Desktop Reference Book

Special Thanks to: Norwich University/ Kreitzberg Library, University of Michigan Library/ Hatcher Library, Associated Press Style Manual Bibliography, Eastern Michigan University/ Pray-Harrold Writing Dept., Purdue University, Oxford University Press Catalog, Ann Arbor District Library, Ypsilanti District Library, Amazon Books, Compendiums, digests and random finds.

 

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