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I want to study English Literature and Language at University. I am currently studying English Literature at A level but not English Language. Is there any broader reading that I could do to help me with both sides of the course and that would appeal on my personal statement?
It's not usual for Linguistic applicants to read any academic writing on linguistics.
First of all, you should consider why you want to study Language. Find out your answer, and then read up about your answer. Say if you like grammar, look up famous grammarians who shaped the English language. Or if you particular have an interest in child language acquisition, have a read up on Chomsky, Crystal, Aitchison, etc. Just type in "CLA theorists". You can even go a step further and research CLA reading theorists. As the former is all about spoken language, rather than written, like the latter.