Practical English Usage

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 658 pages
This unique reference guide addresses problem points in the language as encountered by learners and their teachers. It gives information and advice that is practical, clear, reliable, and easy to find. Most of the book is about grammar, but it also covers selected points of vocabulary, idioms, style, pronunciation, and spelling.



Over 600 concise, authoritative entries.


Explanations and examples based on current corpus research.


Entries on "kinds of English," covering standard English and dialects, correctness, spoken and written English, formality, and variation and change.

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Contents

varieties and styles of English
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other words and expressions
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About the author (2005)

Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials. His interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice, and hehas published a number of articles on these topics.

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