Kenneth George Wilson


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Kenneth George Wilson (Akron, Ohio, 21 April 1923–Mansfield, Connecticut, 11 March 2003) was an author, professor of English and vice president at the University of Connecticut. His best-known work is The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, published in 1993.

Through the 1970s Wilson served as UConn's vice president for academic programs or academic affairs. With the 1974 ... more »

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  • ''With proper attribution, to quote another's thoughts and words is appropriate; plagiarism, however, is cheating, and it may break copyright law as well.''
    Kenneth G. Wilson (1923), U.S. grammarian. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, Columbia University Press (1993).
  • ...Often the accurate answer to a usage question begins, "It depends." And what it depends on most often is where you are, who you are, who your listeners or readers are, and what your purpose in spea...
    Kenneth G. Wilson (b. 1923), U.S. linguist. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, Introduction, p. xi, Columbia University Press (1993).
  • although they are sometimes less dull in conversation than in Clichés seldom have any juice left in them and hence add little fresh flavor to your prose) writing. Pretty as a picture no longer conjure...
    Kenneth G. Wilson (1923), U.S. grammarian. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, Columbia University Press (1993).
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