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The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage

2nd Edition

  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521702423


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  • The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage is an up-to-date, evidence-based account of the variable points in Australian usage and style, in alphabetical format. Its description of Australian English uses a wealth of primary sources (linguistic corpora; the internet; public surveys of usage, conducted through Australian Style) as well as the latest editions of English dictionaries, style manuals and grammars. With all this input the Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage provides in-depth coverage of the currency of alternative usages in spelling, punctuation and word choice in Australia, while showing the influence of British and American English here as well. This book is designed for everyone who writes and edits documents and non-fiction texts, for print or electronic delivery. Tertiary students and staff will get plenty of help from it, as well as professional editors who work with manuscripts of many different authors and commissions from multiple publishers.

    • Revised and updated edition of The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide
    • Information is easy to access as it is presented in an alphabetical format
    • Author is a well known and respected linguist
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    'This work provides a clearly laid out, consistent and easy to use guide for writers who wish to make informed decisions about language and style. It is well grounded in both linguistic study and actual usage based on a range of primary sources, including Australian sources on the internet, the Australian ICE linguistic corpus and user surveys of Australian style, as well as recent dictionaries, style manuals and grammars. … A style guide is rarely considered to be an attractive or engaging read, but Pam Peters's informal, chatty style brings this work alive. … Recommended for libraries with Australian Studies and Linguistics collections.' Reference Reviews

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521702423
    • length: 924 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 169 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.501kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Overview of contents and how to access them
    A to Z entries
    Appendix I. International phonetic alphabet symbols for Australian English sounds
    Appendix II. Perpetual calendar 1901–2001
    Appendix III. Geological eras
    Appendix IV. International system of units (SI Units)
    Appendix V. Interconversion tables for metric and imperial measures
    Appendix VI. Selected proofreading marks
    Appendix VII. Formats for letters
    Appendix VIII. Layout for envelopes
    Appendix IX. Time line for the English language and Australian English
    Appendix X. List of references.

  • Author

    Pam Peters, Macquarie University, Sydney
    Pam Peters is a Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University.

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