A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Over seventy five years previous, this vintage textual content has turn into the traditional paintings at the right yet average use of English and has ensured that Fowler is a family identify. Written in Fowler's inimitable kind, it offers transparent suggestions on utilization, notice formation, inflexion, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and typography. Rewritten, up to date, and improved take into consideration the giant linguistic adjustments of the earlier three-quarters of a century, listed here are millions of alphabetically-arranged entries, supplying suggestion and history info on all features of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary style.
Witty and useful, and popular for its authority, Fowler's sleek English Usage continues to be a useful consultant to the English language. the 1st position to show for good recommendation at the thorny problems with grammar, which means, and pronunciation, "Fowler" is a kind of infrequent reference books which may even be learn easily for pleasure.
This new version comprises an creation by means of Simon Winchester, which supplies the ebook a latest viewpoint and confirms its value in literature.

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English Skills with Readings

By John Langan

English talents with Readings emphasizes custom-made studying to handle scholar deficits in grammar and mechanics.  Powered by Connect Writing, scholars achieve entry to an adaptive custom-made studying plan which is helping them turn into extra conscious of what they already be aware of and what they should perform to organize themselves for college-level writing.

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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 5: English in Britain and Overseas: Origins and Development

By Robert Burchfield

Quantity five of The Cambridge historical past of the English Language seems to be on the dialects of britain on the grounds that 1776, the ancient improvement of English within the former Celtic-speaking international locations of Scotland, Wales and eire, and at types of English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia. This distinct quantity could be welcomed through all these drawn to the unfold of English around the globe.

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The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongue

By Wendy Lesser

Fifteen extraordinary writers responded editor Wendy Lesser’s demand unique essays with regards to language–the one they grew up with, and the English within which they write.Despite American assumptions approximately well mannered chinese language discourse, Amy Tan believes that there has been not anything discreet in regards to the chinese with which she grew up. Leonard Michaels spoke simply Yiddish till he used to be 5, and nonetheless stumbled on its lines in his English language writing. Belgian-born Luc Sante enjoyed his French Tintin and his Sartre, yet in basic terms in English may he locate “words of 1 syllable” that evoke American bars and bus stops. And even supposing Louis Begley writes novels in English and addresses relations in Polish, he nonetheless speaks French together with his wife–the language in their courtship. As intimate as one’s desires, as deepest as a mystery identification, those essays research and show the writers’ delight, discomfort, and delight in studying a brand new tongue, revisiting an outdated one, and reconciling the thrill and frustrations of every.

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The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English

By Lorna Sage

This advisor to women's writing in English goals to consolidate and epitomize the rereading of women's writing that has long past on long ago twenty-five years. There are entries on writers, on person texts, and on normal phrases, genres and pursuits, all revealed in one alphabetical series. The earliest written records in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are lined in an ancient and geographical sweep that takes us as much as the current. The entries mirror the unfold of literacy, the heritage of colonization, and the advance of postcolonial cultures utilizing and altering the English language. The members are selected from all of the international locations round the world--and symbolize lecturers, novelists, poets, critics, men and women. the result's a piece of reference with a suppose for the energy, wealth and variety of women's writing. Lorna Sage is Professor of English Literature on the collage of East Anglia. She can be a literary journalist whose articles have seemed in such periodicals because the instances Literary complement, the London overview of Books and the recent York instances booklet evaluation

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Grammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)

By Penny Ur

For the instructor who needs to mix grammar educating with a extensively communicative method, this is often a useful source. It incorporates a choice of resourceful and fascinating grammar perform actions appropriate for a variety of degrees and a long time. half one presents: * an in depth advent to grammar educating * guidance for the layout of actions * sensible tricks on powerful school room presentation. half includes: * nearly 2 hundred game-like actions for practicing vital or not easy features of English grammar, with targeted descriptions of method * pattern texts and visuals that may be photocopied for fast use.

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