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English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

The second major collection of papers from the Bridging the Unbridgeable project.

Author
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Date
16 November 2017
Links
Available via Oxford University Press

This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Chapters look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; and how attitudes to usage have changed.