A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

The Classic First Edition

Author: H. W. Fowler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615110

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler,Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199661359

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.
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Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield,Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199666318

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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 Dictionaries 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 concerns of the 21st century. More than 200 new entries have been added, including increased coverage of recently emerged sensitive terms (e.g. disabled/handicapped). The existing entries have been thoroughly revised to update any out-of-date language and to ensure that the entries reflect current usage. This dictionary is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants to use the English language effectively.
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198691150

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 725

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A revised edition of the 1926 lexicon which was published as a guide to clear thinking and precise English usage
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The New Fowler's Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 864

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Renowned for its authority and wit, this is the standard work on the correct but natural use of English. Completely revised and expanded, it provides guidance on grammar, syntax and style.
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Garner's Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0195161912

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 879

View: 1685

A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.
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Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 7342

This invaluable reference work offers the best advice on English usage, drawing on the unrivalled resources of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme and language monitoring.
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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.
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Garner's Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190491485

Category:

Page: 1120

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Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe. Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800. With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.
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A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage

Author: Jean-Paul Kouega

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039110278

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 202

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This book initiates the process of codification of a postcolonial variety of English, namely Cameroon English. It focuses on the present-day lexicon of this non-native variety of English. English has been in use in this territory for a long period of time and over the years, it has developed some characteristic lexical features which have not as yet been described fully. Previous researchers have been regarding linguistic innovations as cases of lexical errors or Cameroonisms; as a result, teachers and language purists have been discouraging their usage. Today, it is obvious that these innovations have come to stay; they are specific to Cameroon and therefore constitute Cameroon's contribution to the development of world language English. The book is divided into two parts. Part One gives background information on Cameroon (physical and human geography, economy and geopolitics), the language situation in Cameroon (ancestral and vehicular languages, major lingua francas and official languages) and the linguistic features of English in Cameroon (phonology, grammar and lexicology). Part Two describes the research design (textual material, method of data collection and informants) and provides a lexicographic description (spelling, word formative process, definition) of characteristic Cameroon English lexemes.
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In die Nacht hinein

Roman

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641052173

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Was bleibt in der Mitte des Lebens vom Leben übrig, wenn plötzlich alles Bisherige in Frage gestellt wird? Was bleibt, wenn sich in der Mitte des Lebens plötzlich ganz neue Möglichkeiten auftun, die alles Bisherige in Frage stellen? In seinem neuen Roman begleitet Michael Cunningham ein verheiratetes Paar durch eine Zeit voller Verlockungen und Ängste. Und wie in seinem pulitzerpreisgekröntem Roman »Die Stunden« huldigt er dem Rätsel des Lebens, der Mannigfaltigkeit der Welt und der Kraft der Liebe. Peter und Rebecca Harris, Mittvierziger aus Soho, Manhattan, haben beide Karriere in der Kunstwelt gemacht: er als Galerist, sie als Herausgeberin einer Kunstzeitschrift. Sie sind wohlhabend, ihre Tochter geht auf ein College in Boston, sie haben einen großen, interessanten Freundeskreis – ja, sie gehören zu den »happy few« und haben allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Da kommt Rebeccas wesentlich jüngerer Bruder Ethan zu Besuch, der ihr verwirrend ähnlich sieht. Ethan wird allgemein nur Missy genannt, ein Kosewort für »das Missgeschick «, weil seine Geburt alles andere als geplant war. Missy ist ein sehr gutaussehender und kluger junger Mann, aber er weiß nicht, was er aus seinem Leben machen soll und möchte mit Hilfe von Peter einmal die Welt der Kunst kennenlernen. Doch Missys Gegenwart verunsichert Peter zusehends; er hinterfragt plötzlich die Bedeutung seiner Künstler, den Wert seiner Arbeit und Karriere, seine Ehe – seine ganze sorgfältig aufgebaute Welt. Erst als er durch ein Fegefeuer der Versuchungen und Sinnkrisen gegangen ist, erkennt er, wie viel ihm sein bisheriges Leben, sein bisheriges Glück wirklich bedeuten.
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Sprachführer Brasilianisches Portugiesisch für Dummies

Author: Karen Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527671447

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 238

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Mit diesem Büchlein sind Sie für kurze Gespräche in Brasilien auf Portugiesisch gerüstet: Ob Sie in Rio in einer Churrascaria bestellen, in Fortaleza eine Karnevalsparty besuchen, sich Ihren Geschäftspartnern vorstellen, über Ihre Familie sprechen wollen oder Ihren Urlaub in Brasilien verbringen, hier finden Sie die passenden Sätze für die jeweilige Situation. Ganz nebenbei erfahren Sie das Wichtigste über die portugiesische Grammatik und bekommen viele Tipps für die richtige Aussprache. Außerdem können Sie mit den beliebtesten brasilianischen Redewendungen einen guten Eindruck machen.
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary

The Classic First Edition

Author: H. W. Fowler,F. G. Fowler,David Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696128

Category: Reference

Page: 1072

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Facsimile reprint of the 1911 First edition.
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