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Garner's Modern English Usage / Edition 4

Garner's Modern English Usage / Edition 4

by Bryan Garner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190491482
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Pages: 1120
Sales rank: 85,724
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Bryan A. Garner has been recognized as a pioneer across a wide range of fields, including English usage, grammar, jurisprudence, legal advocacy, legislative drafting, transactional drafting, legal ethics, and legal lexicography. He has written more than 25 books, many of them award-winning, including The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation; Garner on Language and Writing; Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (both with Justice Antonin Scalia); Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage; Legal Writing in Plain English; The Elements of Legal Style; The Winning Brief; and Ethical Communications for Lawyers. As editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary, he has re-researched and rewritten that book over the past four editions while becoming one of the most widely cited legal writers in the world. He is Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University and president of LawProse Inc.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition of Garner's Modern American Usage
List of Essay Entries
List of Abbreviations
Pronunciation Guide
Key to the Language-Change Index
Essay: Making Peace in the Language Wars
Essay: The Ongoing Struggles of Garlic-Hangers
Modern English Usage
Glossary of Grammatical, Rhetorical, and Other Language-Related Terms
A Timeline of Books on Usage
Select Bibliography
Select Index of Writers Quoted or Mentioned

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