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English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Usage guides, or language advice manuals, are being published in large numbers, both in Britain and the US. The first titles that usually spring to mind are Fowler’s Modern English Usage (1926) or ... More


Introduction

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Usage guides are an extremely popular genre, as is evident from new titles being published year after year and established ones being revised and reprinted. They are a marketable product, as both ... More


The King’s English by Kingsley Amis: A publisher’s project

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

The famous English novelist Kingsley Amis also wrote a usage guide, called The King’s English, published posthumously in 1997. This title refers to his illustrious predecessor Henry Fowler, who is ... More


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