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The Cambridge Guide to English Usage

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  • Date Published: July 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521621816
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  • 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).

    • The book is based on extensive, up-to-date corpus data rather than on the author's personal intuition or prejudice
    • It is truly international in scope, differentiating clearly between US, UK, Canadian and Australian usages and referring to other regional varieties as required
    • It is clearly and accessibly written, for easy use by anybody concerned with accurate communication in English, whether as a student, a writer, or in other business and professional spheres
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    "This should be on every library's reference desk. This is a most invaluable work, indeed." GEOLINGUISTICS Vol. 30, Leonard R. N. Ashley

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    20th Oct 2014 by Khaery

    Im so much thankful for Cambridge as they help me to speak and teach English fluently.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521621816
    • length: 622 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 180 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Overview of contents and how to access them
    A to Z entries
    Appendix I. International Phonetic Alphabet symbols of English sounds
    Appendix II. Geological eras
    Appendix III. Perpetual calendar 1901–2008
    Appendix IV. International system of units (SI units)
    Appendix V. Interconversion tables for metric and imperial measures
    Appendix VI. Selected proofreading marks
    Appendix VII. Formats and styles for letters, memos and e-mail
    Appendix VIII. Layout for envelopes
    Appendix IX. Currencies of the world

  • Author

    Pam Peters, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Pam Peters is the Director of Macquarie University's Dictionary Research Centre. Her publications include The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide.

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