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The Resource The Columbia guide to standard American English, Kenneth G. Wilson

The Columbia guide to standard American English, Kenneth G. Wilson

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The Columbia guide to standard American English
Title
The Columbia guide to standard American English
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth G. Wilson
Title variation
Standard American English
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The most reliable and entertaining guide to effective writing and speaking for Americans today, Kenneth Wilson's Columbia Guide to Standard American English belongs on the desk of everyone who uses our ever-changing language. This book will help you write and speak clearly and appropriately for a full range of purposes and audiences. Unlike most writers on English usage (who so often reflect British practices) Wilson focuses on American English. In addition, this guide is the first to present a systematic, comprehensive view of our language - both spoken and written - as influenced by context. It provides the answers to such troublesome questions as: should we split an infinitive? Should we say hopefully? Should we end a sentence with a preposition? May we say can instead of may? Wilson's answer most often begins "That depends on the context." Even confident writers and accomplished speakers encounter tricky questions of usage. For example, what prepositions correctly follow the adjective different? What is the difference between bring and take? Wilson answers such questions - about word choice, meanings, pronunciations, spellings, grammatical forms and structures, and idiomatic expressions - in thousands of clear and concise entries. The Columbia Guide to American English offers readily accessible advice about American English by providing an A to Z format for quick reference; over 6,500 lively entries, more than any other usage book; sensible and useful suggestions based on current language practices; a convenient chart of levels of speech and writing geared to context; both descriptive and prescriptive entries for guidance, with thousands of examples; guidelines for nonsexist usage. A vigorous assessment of how, at the end of the twentieth century, our language is best written and spoken and how we can use it most effectively, The Columbia Guide to Standard American English is the ideal handbook of language etiquette - friendly, sensible, reliable, and fun to read
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1923-
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Wilson, Kenneth G.
Dewey number
428/.00973
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE2835
LC item number
.W55 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Americanisms
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • United States
  • Electronic books
Label
The Columbia guide to standard American English, Kenneth G. Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-482)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Standard American English; Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 482 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585041483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42417457
Label
The Columbia guide to standard American English, Kenneth G. Wilson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-482)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Standard American English; Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 482 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585041483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42417457

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