Oxford Modern English Grammar


Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199533199
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 410
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New Oxford English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to grammar usage. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of the unrivalled language monitoring of Oxford's English Dictionaries programme. Arranged in three clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly and engagingly. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate students of all disciplines, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how to use it.

Oxford Modern English Grammar


Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199533199
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
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Oxford's new and definitive guide to grammar is written by a leading expert in the field and covers both British and American English. Its impressive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly. An authoritative and engaging guide to what grammar is and how it can be used.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar


Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191079006
Category: Reference
Page: 464
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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Oxford guide to English grammar


Author: John Eastwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780194313346
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 446
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The Oxford Guide to English Grammar is a systematic account of grammatical forms and the way they are used in modern standard English. It is designed for learners at intermediate and advanced levels and for teachers, and is equally suitable for quick reference to details or for the moreleisured study of grammatical topics. The emphasis is on meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern, and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations.

Garner's Modern English Usage


Author: Bryan Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190491507
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1008
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With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

The Classic First Edition
Author: H. W. Fowler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191615110
Category: Reference
Page: 832
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'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Im Spiegel der Sprache

warum die Welt in anderen Sprachen anders aussieht
Author: Guy Deutscher
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406606892
Category: Comparative linguistics
Page: 320
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"Ich spreche Spanisch zu Gott, Italienisch zu den Frauen, Französisch zu den Männern und Deutsch zu meinem Pferd.' Die scherzhafte Vermutung Karls V., dass verschiedene Sprachen nicht in allen Situationen gleich gut zu gebrauchen sind, findet wohl auch heute noch breite Zustimmung. Doch ist sie aus sprachwissenschaftlicher Sicht haltbar? Sind alle Sprachen gleich komplex, oder ist Sprache ein Spiegel ihrer kulturellen Umgebung - sprechen 'primitive' Völker 'primitive' Sprachen? Und inwieweit sieht die Welt, wenn sie 'durch die Brille' einer anderen Sprache gesehen wird, anders aus? Das neue Buch des renommierten Linguisten Guy Deutscher ist eine sagenhafte Tour durch Länder, Zeiten und Sprachen. Auf seiner Reise zu den aktuellsten Ergebnissen der Sprachforschung geht Guy Deutscher mit Captain Cook auf Känguruh-Jagd, prüft mit William Gladstone die vermeintliche Farbblindheit der Griechen zur Zeit Homers und verfolgt Rudolf Virchow in Carl Hagenbecks Zoo auf dem Kurfürstendamm im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mitreisende werden nicht nur mit einer glänzend unterhaltsamen Übersicht der Sprachforschung, mit humorvollen Highlights, unerwarteten Wendungen und klugen Antworten belohnt. Sie vermeiden auch einen Kardinalfehler, dem Philologen, Anthropologen und - wer hätte das gedacht - auch Naturwissenschaftler allzu lange aufgesessen sind: die Macht der Kultur zu unterschätzen." -- Publisher's website.

Uni-Wissen Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft (deutsche Version)

Optimize your exam preparation Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Author: Ansgar Nünning,Vera Nünning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3129391134
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 198
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Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft gibt eine kompakte Einführung in zentrale Gegenstände, Ansätze und Fragestellungen der anglistisch-amerikanistischen Literaturwissenschaft. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Vermittlung von Überblickswissen, literaturwissenschaftlichen Kategorien ud Methoden der Lyrik-, Dramen-, Erzähltext- und Medienanalyse. Die englischsprachige Version dieses Grundkurses ist unter dem Titel An Introduction to the Study of English and American (ISBN Print 9783129390252, ISBN epub 9783129391136) erschienen.

Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage


Author: Henry Watson Fowler,Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199661359
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 928
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Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstrate how modern writers tackls debated usage issues. They come on the one hand from established literary figures such as Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Raymond Carver, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Vikram Seth. On the other, they are drawn from a vast range of newspapers, journals, books, broadcast material, websites, and other digital sources from across the globe, and include references to topical personalities such as Stephen Fry, Prince Harry, Jeremy Paxman, and Wayne Rooney. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available.

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage


Author: Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield,Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199666318
Category:
Page: 688
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Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable reference work that offers the best advice on English usage. Known in previous editions as the 'Pocket Fowler', this third edition is a descendant of the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler. Based on the unrivalled evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, the new edition answers your most frequently asked questions about language use. Should you use a split infinitive, or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it infer or imply? Who or whom? What are the main differences between British and American English? Over 4,000 entries offer clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Real examples are drawn from OUP's vast database of classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers and magazines, and the Internet. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century. More than 200 new entries have been added, including increased coverage of recently emerged sensitive terms (e.g. disabled/handicapped). The existing entries have been thoroughly revised to update any out-of-date language and to ensure that the entries reflect current usage. This dictionary is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants to use the English language effectively.

Essential Grammar in Use with Answers German edition


Author: Raymond Murphy,Almut Koester
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645607
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 300
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This adaptation of Essential Grammar in Use especially for German learners offers: a particular focus on those areas of grammar German elementary learners find problematic; German language support to the grammar descriptions and explanations; translation exercises to raise learners' awareness of the differences between German and English.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage


Author: Henry Watson Fowler
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853263187
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 742
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik
Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783932909726
Category:
Page: 236
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The Oxford Reference Grammar


Author: Sidney Greenbaum,E. S. C. Weiner
Publisher: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780198600442
Category: English language
Page: 410
View: 9414

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The Oxford Reference Grammar is a readable and up-to-date guide to modern English grammar. Designed for native English-speakers around the world, it presents the key points from Sidney Greenbaum's authoritative work The Oxford English Grammar in a concise and accessible form for the non-specialist. The Oxford Reference Grammar gives invaluable guidance on all aspects of word types verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns and word structures, including phrases, clauses, and sentences.Arranged thematically, it describes grammar as it is in use today, giving evidence of use in hundreds of quotations based on English as it is really spoken and written. Text is broken up into digestible, easy-to-follow sections and is complemented by a full glossary of grammatical terms and an introductory chapter on the history of the English language and its grammar.

Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage


Author: R. E. Allen
Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 9780198609476
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 622
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This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and writing style. DT Advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom DT Broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world DT Wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A. S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals

Dictionary of Modern English Grammar

Grammar, Syntax and Style for the 21st Century
Author: N.A
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840223088
Category: English language
Page: 207
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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

The Oxford English Grammar(H)


Author: Sidney Greenbaum
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198612506
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 652
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Covers written and spoken British and American English and reviews grammar, usage, punctuation, and phonetics