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English usage guides : history, advice, attitudes

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Konferenzschrift
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
ISBN: 9780198808206 0198808208
OCLC Number: 1015872584
Description: xii, 216 Seiten : Illustration, Diagramme ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade: Introduction2: Robin Straaijer: The usage guide: Evolution of a genre3: Pam Peters: The lexicography of English usage4: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade: The King's English by Kingsley Amis: A publisher's project5: Rebecca Gowers: Even more complete plain words6: David Crystal: Punch as a satirical usage guide7: Morana Lukac: From usage guides to language blogs8: John Allen: Why does the BBC need a style guide?9: Carmen Ebner: Attitudes to British usage10: Viktorija Kostadinova: Usage problems in American English11: Geoffrey K. Pullum: The usage game: Catering for pervertsReferencesIndex
Responsibility: edited by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade.

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