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Download E-books A Dictionary of Modern English Usage PDF

Over seventy five years previous, this vintage textual content has turn into the normal paintings at the right yet traditional use of English and has ensured that Fowler is a family identify. Written in Fowler's inimitable sort, it provides transparent information on utilization, notice formation, inflexion, spelling, pronunciation, punctuation, and typography. Rewritten, up to date, and elevated take into consideration the enormous linguistic adjustments of the earlier three-quarters of a century, listed here are hundreds of thousands of alphabetically-arranged entries, delivering recommendation and historical past info on all points of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary style.
Witty and useful, and popular for its authority, Fowler's smooth English Usage is still a useful consultant to the English language. the 1st position to show for good recommendation at the thorny problems with grammar, which means, and pronunciation, "Fowler" is a type of infrequent reference books which may even be learn easily for pleasure.
This re-creation comprises an advent by way of Simon Winchester, which supplies the booklet a contemporary viewpoint and confirms its value in literature.

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Download E-books God's Own Country PDF

By Ross Raisin

Granta most sensible is a tender British novelist. In Waterline, some of the most celebrated debut novels of contemporary years, Ross Raisin tells the tale of solitary younger farmer, Sam Marsdyke, and his awesome conflict with the realm. Expelled from university and bring to a halt from town, mistrusted via his mom and dad and kept away from via urban incomers, Marsdyke is a loner till he meets rebellious new neighbour Josephine. yet what starts off as a friendship and results in options of break out around the moors turns to whatever a lot, a lot darker with each step. "Powerful, engrossing, awesome, sinister, comedian. A masterful debut". (Observer). "Astonishing, humorous, unsettling...An unforgettable construction [whose] literary forebears comprise Huckleberry Finn, Holden Caulfield and Alex from A Clockwork Orange". (The Times). "Remarkable, compelling, very humorous and intensely anxious ...like no different personality in modern fiction". (Sunday Times). Ross Raisin was once born in 1979 in West Yorkshire. His first novel, God's personal kingdom used to be released in 2008 and used to be shortlisted for 9 literary awards together with the dad or mum First e-book Award and the toilet Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009 Ross Raisin used to be named the Sunday instances younger author of the 12 months. He lives in London.

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Download E-books Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English PDF

By Eric Partridge

This dictionary offers the origins of a few 20,000 goods from the trendy English vocabulary, discussing them in teams that clarify the connections among phrases derived by way of quite a few routes from initially universal inventory. in addition to giving the solutions to questions about the derivation of person phrases, it's a interesting publication to flick through, on the grounds that each web page issues out hyperlinks with different entries. you will pursue such trails because the longer articles are written as non-stop prose sincerely divided up by way of numbered paragraphs and subheadings, and there's a cautious procedure of cross-references. as well as the most A-Z directory, there are huge lists of prefixes, suffixes, and parts utilized in the construction of latest vocabulary.

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Download E-books Think on my Words: Exploring Shakespeare's Language (Canto Classics) PDF

For many years, humans were learning Shakespeare's lifestyles and instances, and in recent times there was a renewed surge of curiosity in features of his language. So how will we greater comprehend Shakespeare? David Crystal presents a full of life and unique creation to Shakespeare's language, making his performs simply obtainable to modern day audiences. protecting the 5 major dimensions of language constitution - writing procedure, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and conversational sort - this e-book demonstrates how reading those linguistic 'nuts and bolts' may help us in attaining a better appreciation of Shakespeare's linguistic creativity.

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Download E-books Understanding English Grammar: A Linguistic Introduction PDF

Language is basically a device for verbal exchange, but many textbooks nonetheless deal with English grammar as easily a suite of principles and proof to be memorised via rote. This new textbook is made for college kids who're pissed off with this technique and would prefer as an alternative to appreciate grammar and the way it really works. Why are there destiny tenses in English? What are auxiliaries and why are they so complicated? Why are English movement verbs demanding to take advantage of? Why are determiners so vital in English? those and plenty of different commonly asked questions are responded during this convenient advisor. scholar studying is supported with various routines, bankruptcy summaries and recommendations for extra examining. An accompanying web site bargains additional assets, together with extra school room workouts and an opportunity to engage with the writer. it's the crucial grammar toolkit for college kids of English language and linguistics and destiny lecturers of English as a moment Language.

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Download E-books The Lesser-Known Varieties of English: An Introduction (Studies in English Language) PDF

This can be the 1st ever quantity to assemble sociolinguistic and ancient info on lesser-known, and comparatively overlooked, local forms of English around the globe. Exploring parts as diversified because the Pacific, South the US, the South Atlantic and West Africa, it indicates how those types are as a lot a part of the massive photo as significant kinds and that their research is vital for addressing a few really vital concerns in linguistic thought, corresponding to dialect obsolescence and demise, language delivery, dialect typology and genetic category, styles of diffusion and transplantation and contact-induced language swap. It additionally exhibits how shut interwoven fields resembling social background, touch linguistics and variationist sociolinguistics are in accounting for his or her formation and upkeep, delivering a radical description of the lesser-known different types of English and their relevance for language unfold and alter.

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Download E-books Land of Marvels: A Novel PDF

By Barry Unsworth

“There is anything of E. M. Forster in Unsworth’s realizing depiction of a decaying empire.”―The New Yorker

during this masterful paintings of ancient fiction set through the demise days of the Ottoman Empire, the schemes of Western powers grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia come vividly to lifestyles. English archaeologist John Sommerville starts off excavating a ancient web site, believing he has exposed a locate that may revolutionize his box. but if the Germans threaten his dig with their railroad, he hires an Arab secret agent, no longer spotting the spies living in his personal apartment.

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