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Standard American English usage is linguistic good manners, sensitively and accurately matched to context—to listeners or readers, to situation, and to purpose.
Introduction.
Kenneth G.
Wilson
 
The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
 
Kenneth G. Wilson
 
A vigorous assessment of how our language is best written and spoken and how we can use it most effectively, this guide is the ideal handbook of language etiquette: friendly, sensible, reliable, and fun to read. Its 6,500 entries contain thousands of examples, both descriptive and prescriptive, and feature 4,300 hyperlinked cross-references.
 
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Acknowledgments    Introduction    Bibliography    Bibliographic Record
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NEW YORK: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1993
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
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