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Title: The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
Written By: Pam Peters
Description:

Providing an indispensable new A-Z reference to English usage for the
twenty-first century, this guide covers more than 3000 points of word
meaning, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style on which students,
teachers, writers and editors regularly require guidance. It also addresses
larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing and argument,
and provides guidance on grammatical terminology. Based on large
international corpora, it differentiates clearly between U.S., U.K.,
Canadian and Australian usage and offers up-to-date, objective advice
presented in readable, accessible terms.
Pam Peters is a Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University where she
also serves as Director of Macquarie University's Dictionary Research
Center. She is the author of several books on English usage, including
Cambridge Australian English Style Guide (Cambridge, 1995).

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 052162181X
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Pages: 800
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