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Guide to Canadian English Usage Paperback – Apr 3 2007

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  • Paperback: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Second Edition edition (April 3 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195426029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195426021
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 3.6 x 17 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #451,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'For lovers of the language and/or the True North, the Guide to Canadian English Usage is a most welcome addition to your collection of interesting, informative lexicons.'--Globe and Mail

'A book to end all arguments, it should also prove invaluable to word-smiths of all stripes.'--Halifax Daily News

'Splendidly comprehensive, beautifully organized, lucidly written, this book seems certain to become not only the standard reference work on its subject but also an important contribution to the ongoing debates about how language is used . . . Buy it and keep it and use it.'--Canadian Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Margery Fee is the former Director of the Strathy Language Unit at Queen's University. She currently teaches Canadian and post-colonial literature at the University of British Columbia. Janice McAlpine is the Unit Director of the Strathy Language Unit at Queen's University. Her research interests include English in Canada and corpus lexicography.


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Unlike the previous reviewer, I have actually read this book. It is a very good guide to Canadian usage of the English language. It does exactly what you expect it to do.

It is unfair that the previous reviewer gave the book a rating of 1 because he has some problem with Amazon's service. That is a matter for customer service and is NOT a book review.
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What's to write about? If you search inside, the text will explain the idiom, "gilding the lily," and then go on to consider its relevance in the current environment of the Canadian language. This is a product that speaks for itself, the best linguistic reference source available for Canadian writers and wannabees.
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