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English usage guides : history, advice, attitudes

English usage guides : history, advice, attitudes

Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd impr.¨]View all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
ISBN: 9780198808206 0198808208
OCLC Number: 1041427835
Description: 216 p.
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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In sum, these essays portray both the current obsession with usage guides and the ultimate futility of trying to police language usage. Accessible surveys, charts, and graphs appear throughout ... Read more...

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