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Garner, Bryan A.

Works: 95 works in 546 publications in 5 languages and 30,779 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Terminology  Handbooks and manuals  Rules  Terms and phrases  Popular works  Style manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: KF156, 340.03
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bryan A Garner
Black's law dictionary by Henry Campbell Black( Book )

129 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 8,997 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 )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 3,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years increasing emphasis has been placed on the need for clarity and precision in legal writing. The 6000 entries in this dictionary provide an updated guide, aiming to enable lawyers, judges and legal students to resolve questions of phraseology, diction, grammar and style
Garner's modern American usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,514 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
The elements of legal style by Bryan A Garner( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,666 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
A dictionary of modern American usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,629 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 winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courts by Bryan A Garner( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does a good writing style help persuade judges? Bryan Garner makes a convincing case that it does. And he should know; in recent years, he has worked with judges all over the country to help them improve their writing of judicial opinions. He has polled judges both formally and informally to learn their preferences. And with his "deep issue" technique, he has even helped shape their preferences." "This book is a revised and updated compendium of Garner's 100 most important tips on brief-writing. Some are major points (see #8) and some are minor ones (see #65). But each one matters because collectively they add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present."--Jacket
Making your case : the art of persuading judges by Antonin Scalia( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,059 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
Legal writing in plain English : a text with exercises by Bryan A Garner( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers those in the law profession, including lawyers, judges, paralegals, and law students, advice and tools to help them improve their writing skills
Reading law : the interpretation of legal texts by Antonin Scalia( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 799 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 )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 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
The Chicago guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation by Bryan A Garner( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of The Chicago Manual of Style's "Grammar and Usage" chapter, Garner explains the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. Throughout the book Garner describes standard literary English--the forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the language. He also offers historical context for understanding the development of these forms. The section on grammar explains how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, while the section on syntax covers the nuances of sentence patterns as well as both traditional sentence diagramming and transformational grammar. The usage section provides an unprecedented trove of empirical evidence in the form of Google Ngrams, diagrams that illustrate the changing prevalence of specific terms over decades and even centuries of English literature. Garner also treats punctuation and word formation, and concludes the book with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references"--Publisher
The rules of golf in plain English by Jeffrey S Kuhn( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 527 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 )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abridgment of ... Dictionary of modern American usage, published in 1998"--Preface
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 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume represent the author's views ; not those of the American Bar Association."--Title page verso
Guidelines for drafting and editing court rules by Bryan A Garner( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Securities disclosure in plain English by Bryan A Garner( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typography for lawyers by Matthew Butterick( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 304 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
Garner's modern English usage by Bryan A Garner( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are pone to, whether in word choice, syntax phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation."--Jacket
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Black's law dictionary
Alternative Names
Bryan A. Garner American lawyer, lexicographer, and teacher

Bryan A. Garner Amerikaans lexicograaf

Garner, Bryan A.

Garner, Bryan Andrew 1958-

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A dictionary of modern legal usageGarner's modern American usageThe elements of legal styleA dictionary of modern American usageThe winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courtsMaking your case : the art of persuading judgesLegal writing in plain English : a text with exercisesGarner's dictionary of legal usage