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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: IND:30000122860103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 663

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Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, this edition contains over 4,000 entries that answer the most frequently asked questions about language and language use.

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0198609477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

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This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and writing style. DT Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom DT Broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world DT Wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A. S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals

Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199661350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 928

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Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstrate how modern writers tackls debated usage issues. They come on the one hand from established literary figures such as Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Raymond Carver, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Vikram Seth. On the other, they are drawn from a vast range of newspapers, journals, books, broadcast material, websites, and other digital sources from across the globe, and include references to topical personalities such as Stephen Fry, Prince Harry, Jeremy Paxman, and Wayne Rooney. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available.

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:901471151

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Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, this edition contains over 4,000 entries that answer the most frequently asked questions about language and language use.

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford Quick Reference

ISBN: 9780199666317

Category: English language

Page: 657

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Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable quick-reference work, providing clear, practical and up-to-date guidance on questions of grammar, spelling, style, and word choice. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century.

Garner's Modern English Usage

Garner's Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190491482

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1113

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The authority on grammar, usage, and style.

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191062308

Category: Reference

Page: 688

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Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable reference work that offers the best advice on English usage. Known in previous editions as the 'Pocket Fowler', this third edition is a descendant of the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler. Based on the unrivalled evidence and research of the Oxford Languages Programme, the new edition answers your most frequently asked questions about language use. Should you use a split infinitive, or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it infer or imply? Who or whom? What are the main differences between British and American English? Over 4,000 entries offer clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Real examples are drawn from OUP's vast database of classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers and magazines, and the Internet. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and con

Dynamics of Language Changes

Dynamics of Language Changes

Author: Keith Allan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811564307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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This book explores the dynamics of language changes from sociolinguistic and historical linguistic perspectives. With in-depth case studies from all around the world, it uses diverse approaches across sociolinguistics and historical linguistics to answer questions such as: How and why do language changes begin?; how do language changes spread?; and how can they ultimately be explained? Each chapter explores a different component of language change, including typology, syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, lexicology, discourse strategies, diachronic change, synchronic change, how the deafblind modify sign language, and the accommodation of language to song. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of language change over time, simultaneously advancing current research and suggesting new directions in sociolinguistic and historical linguistic approaches.

English Usage Guides

English Usage Guides

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198808206

Category: Electronic books

Page: 229

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This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Chapters look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; and how attitudes to usage have changed.

Processes of Change

Processes of Change

Author: Sandra Jansen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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The present volume brings together leading scholars studying language change from a variety of sociolinguistic perspectives, complementing and enriching the existing literature by providing readers with a kaleidoscopic perspective of aspects of change in English from around 1700 until the present day. The volume presents a collection of in-depth studies on a broad spectrum of phonetic, lexical, grammatical and discourse variation, drawing on historical corpora, dictionaries, metalinguistic commentary, ego-documents, spoken language and survey data. Apart from advancing our knowledge of processes of language change in varieties of English, including British English, Irish English, Australian English, South African English, American English and Canadian English, the individual chapters contribute to the theoretical debates on variation and change in Late Modern as well as Present-day English.

The Poetry Toolkit

The Poetry Toolkit

Author: William Harmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405195775

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Poetry Toolkit: For Readers and Writers provides students with the essential intellectual and practical tools necessary to read, understand, and write poetry. Explains the most important elements of poetry in clear language and an easily accessible manner Offers readers both the expertise of an established scholar and the insights of a practicing poet Draws on examples from more than 1,500 years of English literature