Accidence Will Happen: A Reformed Pedant's Guide to English Language and Style

Accidence Will Happen: A Reformed Pedant's Guide to English Language and Style

by Oliver Kamm

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681771472
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,316,192
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Oliver Kammis a chief columnist for the LondonTimes. As a self-confessed reformed pedant he is the newspaper's unofficial expert on language and style, a subject he tackles in his long-running immensely popular weekly column "The Pedant." He writes two weekly columns: "The Pedant," on language; and a "Notebook" on economics, international affairs, and culture. He is a regular columnist for TheJewish Chronicle, and his writings have also appeared in TheGuardian, TheNew York Times, TheNew Republic,Foreign Policy, theNew Statesman, and many other publications. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Author's Note xvii

Part 1

1 The State of the Language 3

2 The Errors of Pedantry 25

3 The Usage Debate 78

Part 2

Usage Conundrums from A to Z 105

Acknowledgements 279

Notes 281

Index 291

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