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Garner's Modern English Usage

Garner's Modern English Usage

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Publisher Price: $55.00

ISBN10: 0197599028
ISBN13: 9780197599020
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Published: Nov 17 2022
Pages: 1312
Weight: 4.78
Height: 2.19 Width: 7.33 Depth: 10.06
Language: English
The most original and authoritative voice of today's English lexicography presents a fully revised new edition of his beloved usage dictionary

When Bryan Garner published the first edition of A Dictionary of Modern American Usage in 1999, the book quickly became one of the most influential style guides ever written for the English language. After four previous editions and over twenty years, our language has evolved in many ways, and the powerful tool of big data has revolutionized lexicography. This extensively revised new edition fully captures these changes, featuring a thousand new entries and over two hundred replacement entries, thoroughly updated usage data and ratios on word frequency based on the Google Ngram Viewer, a more balanced coverage of World Englishes, not just American and British, and the inclusion of gender-neutral language. However, one thing has not changed: in no sense is this a regular dictionary but a masterpiece of lexicography written with wit and personality by one of the preeminent authorities on the English language. To put it in David Foster Wallace's words, Garner's discussion of rhetoric

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