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

Category:

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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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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Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199571120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2069

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19 pages of contents in middle of book between end of L and beginning of M
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Die Kultur der Denunziation in den USA

Author: Olaf Stieglitz

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593398451

Category: History

Page: 395

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Denunziationen unterliegen auch in den USA einem moralischen Tabu. Sie gelten als geradezu unamerikanisch. Trotzdem war und ist die Denunziation allgegenwärtig, sie wurde verübt und bewertet, sie wurde verachtet oder als patriotische Pflicht gewürdigt. Olaf Stieglitz schildert, welche Rolle Überwachung und Spitzeltum seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts spielten und wie das jeweilige System der Denunziation organisiert wurde: ob beim Kampf gegen sexuelle Ausschweifungen oder organisierte Kriminalität, gegen politische Bewegungen oder den Terrorismus, ob für das FBI oder für Politiker wie den Senator Joseph McCarthy. Damit öffnet sich der Blick auf ein tief in der US-amerikanischen Kultur verankertes Charakteristikum: die Angst vor inneren und äußeren Feinden und die Verpflichtung, die Gesellschaft vor diesen Feinden zu schützen. Erst aus dieser Geschichte heraus wird nachvollziehbar, warum heute der "Krieg gegen den Terror" weder vor der Aushöhlung der Verfassung und der Menschenrechte noch vor der Einspannung des Einzelnen in die Sorge um die innere Sicherheit haltmacht.
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A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

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Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better. "The most extensive resources available for legal word usage".--Library Journal.
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Garner's Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199888779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, this book authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. Now in the third edition, readers will find the "Garner's Language-Change Index," which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. Garner's Modern American Usage, 3e is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index, and the judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved.
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Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199739277

Category: Reference

Page: 928

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An all-in-one reference providing convenience, value, and the authority of Oxford dictionaries. The Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus Third Edition is the ideal all-in-one reference, with a dictionary and a thesaurus combined in one handy, integrated volume. A word's meanings, synonyms, and antonyms are given in the same entry, allowing the user access to all this information at a glance. The text is fully updated with the latest lexical content, informed by Oxford's extensive language research program, including the Oxford English Corpus, a unique electronic database of more than two billion words that allows us to offer the fullest, most accurate picture of the English language today. Hundreds of new words cover computing, ecology, technology, and many other subjects. The Dictionary & Thesaurus includes helpful extra features such as a center Reference section of essential ready reference. Within the text, usage tip boxes help users write more effective English. A completely redesigned interior lends an open, readable look that makes this reference accessible and easy to use. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online - updated regularly with the latest changes to words and meanings, so you have the most accurate picture of English available. Use the thousands of audio pronunciations to hear how words are spoken. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's hub for dictionaries and language reference.
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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: 6106

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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Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195384202

Category: Law

Page: 991

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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.
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Write Right!

A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style

Author: Jan Venolia

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307784185

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication. In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it's used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels. Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style

A Readable Reference Book, Illuminating Thousands of Traps that Snare Writers and Speakers

Author: Paul W. Lovinger

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 491

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A comprehensive resource for American English language style and usage features more than one thousand primary entries, along with more than two thousand examples of questionable style and the misuse of language, that provide valuable lessons for students, writers, and speakers.
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Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424454

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.
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HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422184048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage
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Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199652457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 9201

This handy guide provides crystal-clear help with writing correctly and appropriately in everyday situations. Arranged alphabetically, the book contains concise entries with guidance on individual words and phrases, and longer entries on broader topics such as overused words, bullet points, and avoiding sexist language.
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A Dictionary of Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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A delight for serious writers and language lovers alike, a weighty, witty, reliable guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features more than five thousand examples of good and bad usage from the media. UP.
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The Elements of Legal Style

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195141627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.
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The Elements of Expression

Putting Thoughts into Words

Author: Arthur Plotnik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740249

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."
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