The Oxford Essential Guide to the English LanguageBook - 1998
A new edition of the best-selling guide to the English language (previously called The Oxford School A-Z of English), this unique reference book will answer all the questions you may have on problematic words, their meaning, use, spelling, pronunciation and their grammatical functions.Alphabetically ordered for easy reference, it gives guidance on how to speak and write correctly and effectively, It is approachable and jargon-free, and makes unambiguous usage recommendations. The Guide contains about 2000 entries of individual words which create problems because of their: a) confusability (eg accept and except)b) spelling (eg -ize or -ise)c) controversial usage (eg hopefully)d) controversial pronunciation (egcontroversy)e) choice of inflected forms (eg lighted/lit)f) disputed collocations (eg different from/to)g) disputed grammatical points (eg the media is/are)h) cliches (eg basically)l) differences between British and American English (eg wash up) Also, you can look up general language topics such as sexist language, racist language, and controversial grammar points.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition: Revised and updated.
Branch Call Number: 428 Ayt 1998 3701 1
Characteristics: iv, 316 pages
Alternative Title: Oxford English language