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Cover of "A Short Introduction to English Usage" by J.J. Lamberts
Published: 
January 1972
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 
978-0070360839

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A Short Introduction to English Usage

Author: 
J.J. Lamberts

"A Short Introduction to English Usage" is a "literate" and "witty" guide to English usage, which underlies a basic problem: the fact that language changes. Lamberts' text brings to the user of English a fresh way of looking at what is termed "good" and "bad" in speaking and writing — to give a feel for usage rather than to burden with opinions about it.

Bio

J.J. Lamberts was a professor of English in linguistics at Arizona State University. He passed away in 1992.

Praise for this book

"[Lamberts'] primary purpose is to show how differences in usage arise, and consequently the social uses to which we put them. Students can benefit from the job he has done."

Walter E. Meyers
College Composition and Communication