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Guide to Canadian English usage

Author: Margery Fee; Janice McAlpine
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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"Canadian English is a variety of English in its own right, with its own distinctive mix of features. Yet in the past Canadians wanting to find out about their language have often had to choose between British and American guides. The Guide to Canadian English Usage offers an alternative based on what Canadian writers (among them Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Northrop Frye, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Robert Kroetsch,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margery Fee; Janice McAlpine
ISBN: 0195408411 9780195408416 0195416198 9780195416190
OCLC Number: 37195555
Description: xxvi, 549 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Margery Fee and Janice McAlpine.
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The complexities of the English language can be daunting for even the most fluent speakers. Almost anyone engaged in formal writing - letters, reports, memos, school essays - will sometimes need to  Read more...

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