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English 331: Structure of Modern English/S. Graves

Required & Suggested Texts

Fromkin, Victoria, Robert Rodman, and Nina Hyams. Introduction to Language. 9th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009. (Required)

Clark, Virgina P., Paul A. Eschholz, and Alfred F. Rosa. Language: Introductory Readings. New York: Bedford, 2007.

Frommer, Paul R., and Edward Finegan. Looking at Languagees. Boston: Wadsworth, 2010.

Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference. 7th ed. New York: Bedford/St Martins, 2009.

Pinker, Steven. The Language Instinct. New York: Perennial, 2000.

Catalog Searching

Traditional library catalogs continue to provide searching capabilities beyond those of Google books (searching by standard bibliographic data, including: subject headings, structured subheadings and categories such as historical time periods, genres and editions). For scholarly research, Boolean searching in catalogs (as well as in databases) remains a much more powerful and sophisticated method than those offered by all Internet search engines.

CUNY+ (Hunter & CUNY libraries)

NYPL (New York Public Library)

Library of Congress

WorldCat (OCLC world wide) 


Electronic books (eBooks) are cataloged and accessible through the CUNY+ catalog. They can also be searched via the following databases. For Hunter College students, faculty and staff, home access to these digital texts requires your Hunter e-mail id and password.


ACLS Humanities E-book Collection an online collection of fully searchable scholarly books in the Humanities.

Internet Searching

Google books searches can provide access to a vast and growing list of digitized books from scholarly collections across the world.

Google books