It will never be a complete list but here you will find some of the works that have influenced my evolving thoughts on language. Whenever possible I will try to locate electronic copies of journal articles and conference papers and link to them at the end of the citation.
Burchfield, Robert. 1985. The English Language. London: Folio Society Ltd.
Chomsky, Noam. 1965. Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Grice, H. P. 1975. “Logic and Conversation.” In Syntax and Semantics, vol. 3: Speech acts. New York: Academic Press. (pdf)
Pinker, Steven. 1994. The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind. London: Folio Society Ltd.
— “Words and Rules”. Essay (pdf)
— 1999. Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson.
— 2007. The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature. New York: Viking.
Pratt, Mary Louise. 1991. “Arts of the Contact Zone.” Profession 91. New York: MLA. 33-40. (pdf)
Truss, Lynne. 2003. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.