One Day in the Life of the English Language

One Day in the Life of the English Language

A Microcosmic Usage Handbook

Book - 2015
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Using real-world sentences rather than invented ones, One Day in the Life of the English Language gives students the motivation to apply grammatical principles correctly and efficiently. Frank Cioffi argues that proper form undergirds effective communication and ultimately even makes society work more smoothly, while nonstandard English often marginalizes or stigmatizes a writer. He emphasizes the evolving nature of English usage and debunks some cherished but flawed grammar precepts. Is it acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition? It is. Can you start a sentence with a conjunction? You can. OK to split an infinitive? No problem. A grammar and usage handbook like no other, One Day in the Life of the English Language features accessible chapters divided into 'Fundamentals,' 'Fine Tuning,' and 'Deep Focus,' allowing readers to select a level most suited to their needs. It also includes a glossary, a teachers' guide, and a section refuting some myths about digital-age English.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780691165073
0691165076
Characteristics: xviii, 355 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number: 428.2 CIO

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