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Garner, Bryan A.

Works: 80 works in 487 publications in 5 languages and 29,182 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terminology  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Rules  Terms and phrases  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: KF156, 340.03
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bryan A Garner
Black's law dictionary by Henry Campbell Black( Book )

111 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 8,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features more than ten thousand legal terms and includes a dictionary guide and the complete United States Constitution
A dictionary of modern legal usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 3,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben ci dian she ji fa lü zhuan ye ying yu xie zuo zhong de zhu duo fang mian nei rong,Ru fa lü shu yu he te shu guan li;Dan ci gou cheng,Shi tai,Pin xie he fa yin,Biao dian he zi ti deng;Zuo zhe hai jing xi er zhun que di chan shi le nei xie shen ao nan dong de fa lü shu yu
Garner's modern American usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of Garner's Modern American Usage established Bryan Garner as "an American equivalent of Fowler" (Library Journal). With more than 23,500 copies sold, this witty, accessible, and engaging book has become the new classic reference work praised by professional copyeditors as well as the general public looking for clear advice on how to write more effectively. In 1999, Choice magazine named it an Outstanding Academic Book and the American Library Association dubbed it an Outstanding Reference Source. With thousands of succinct entries, longer essays on key issues and problematic areas, and up-to-the-minute judgments on everything from trendy words to the debate over personal pronouns, GMAU is approachable yet authoritative. Since the book first appeared in 1998, Bryan Garner has diligently continued tracking how we use our language. The second edition includes hundreds of new entries ranging from Dubya to weaponize (coined in 1984 but used extensively since 9/11) to foot-and-mouth, plethora (a "highfalutin equivalent of too many"), Slang, Standard English, and Dialects. It also updates hundreds of existing entries. Meanwhile, Garner has written a major essay on the great grammar debate between descriptivists and prescriptivists. Painstakingly researched with copious citations from books and newspapers and newsmagazines, this new edition furthers Garner's mission to help everyone become a better writer, and to enjoy it in the process
A dictionary of modern American usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wonderfully written work aims to help people use language so they will use the right words to say what they mean. Garner relies on modern sources rather than historical precedent to determine the current, correct usage. He even advises writers about which words to avoid altogether. Each of the approximately 7,000 entries provides a definition, discusses the usage of the word, provides illustrative quotations, and gives citations to the references and quotations. This is an entertaining, witty, and unpretentious resource that will always come in handy in the public or academic library."---"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
The elements of legal style by Bryan A Garner( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clearly explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other devices. Written for lawyers, law students, judges, law clerks, and for anyone who writes in and about the law
Making your case : the art of persuading judges by Antonin Scalia( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom
The winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courts by Bryan A Garner( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good writing wins court cases- The Winning Brief is proof. Now, Bryan Garner brings us a revised and updated version of his modern classic. In 100 concise, practical, easy-to-use sections, legal writing guru Bryan A. Garner goes step-by-step through the art of effective legal writing. He covers it all - from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words. "Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak" Garner warns - and he shows how to do that. He gives masterly advice on building sound paragraphs, drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words ("Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary."), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads. Throughout, he shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. Filled with examples of good and bad writing from actual briefs filed in courts of all types, the book also covers the new appellate rules for preparing federal briefs. Including new sections on the ever-changing rules of acceptable legal writing, Garner's new edition keep
The redbook : a manual on legal style by Bryan A Garner( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Redbook is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and easily usable manual of legal style. Written by Bryan A. Garner, with contributions from all six lawyers at LawProse Inc., The Redbook covers everything that mere citation manuals don't and can't: punctuation, capitalization, grammar, prose style, and clarity in general. The Redbook is an eminently usable reference book. Written in the style of a restatement, the black-letter rules are followed by exhaustive comments and illustrations
Legal writing in plain English : a text with exercises by Bryan A Garner( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward."--Pub. desc
Reading law : the interpretation of legal texts by Antonin Scalia( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking book, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style - with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases. Is a burrito a sandwich? Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy? If you trade a gun for drugs, are you "using a gun" in a drug transaction? The authors grapple with these and dozens of equally curious questions while explaining the most principled, lucid, and reliable techniques for deriving meaning from authoritative texts. Meanwhile, the book takes up some of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence. The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated. - Publisher
Garner's dictionary of legal usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to legal style and usage, with practical advice on how to write clear, jargon-free legal prose. Includes style tips as well as definitions
HBR guide to better business writing by Bryan A Garner( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you're fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a nicety. But it's a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You'll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals and other important documents fail to win people over
The rules of golf in plain English by Jeffrey S Kuhn( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst--and millions of golfers before and after him--have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals."--Provided by publisher
The Oxford dictionary of American usage and style by Bryan A Garner( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abridgment of ... Dictionary of modern American usage, published in 1998"--Preface
Guidelines for drafting and editing court rules by Bryan A Garner( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garner on language and writing : selected essays and speeches of Bryan A. Garner by Bryan A Garner( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume represent the author's views ; not those of the American Bar Association."--Title page verso
Securities disclosure in plain English by Bryan A Garner( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of criminal law terms( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typography for lawyers by Matthew Butterick( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the popular website, Typography for Lawyers is the first guide to the essentials of typography aimed specifically at lawyers. Author Matthew Butterick, a Harvard-trained typographer and practicing attorney, dispels the myth that legal documents are incompatible with excellent typography. Butterick explains how to get professional results with the tools you already have quickly and easily. Topics include special keyboard characters, line length, point size, font choice, headings, and hyphenation. The book also includes tutorials on specific types of documents like ršumš, research memos, and motions
A handbook of basic law terms by Bryan A Garner( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Black's law dictionary
Alternative Names
Bryan A. Garner Amerikaans lexicograaf

Bryan A. Garner United States lawyer, lexicographer, and teacher

Garner, Bryan A.

Garner, Bryan Andrew 1958-


A dictionary of modern legal usageGarner's modern American usageA dictionary of modern American usageThe elements of legal styleMaking your case : the art of persuading judgesThe winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courtsThe redbook : a manual on legal styleLegal writing in plain English : a text with exercises