A DICTIONARY OF. MODERN. ENGLISH USAGE. BY. H.W. FOWLER. SECOND EDITION revised by. SIR ERNEST GOWERS. Oxford New York. OXFORD. No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became. No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Pocket Fowler’s Modern English Usage. About the Author David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor, and the author of many books on language in general and the English language in particular, such as The Stories of EnglishThe Fight for Englishand Think on My Words: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

House Democrats introduce plan to reopen government. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Reviewed by Warren Clements. Modern English Usage is H. Usge Aug 26, Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. In the meantime, the marriage of Fowler’s “attractive frankness, passion and sincerity” Crystal’s words and Crystal’s thoughtful, informed critique is a happy antidote to Burchfield’s decision that Fowler no longer deserved o central place in the book that still bears his name.

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Later and earlier editions are either anachronistic or fraught with problems. Antiquariat Michael Solder Edition: Thus what we have is generally thought to be superior to the edition, but I think most writers and editors would have been happy to do without Crystal’s contributions and simply had Oxford University Press flood the world with a bunch of reprints of the dictiohary, which, since that’s the one everybody seems to want, is becoming danged hard to find.


Obsolete on many points, and available in eictionary, revised editions. Explore the Home Gift Guide. My chief complaint about the book is the production value of the e-copy. The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx. Log-in or create an account first! I had one of these in the early s when I was a technical editor in Amsterdam for Elsevier Science Publishers.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Sign In Register Help Cart. Yes, Fowler was first written in Light spine end bumping and a name to the front free end paper.

There are just some very tiny printing errors of head letters in the last part of List of Articles and List of Abbreviations, starting from -ved to Wh- and from a. It rapidly became the standard mpdern of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. The only edition to h.w.folwer contextualizing introduction and commentary. A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. That’s about the book layout of this particular edition.

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But with such a small font, I am not sure either the compactness or bargain cost is worth it. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Follow us on Twitter globebooks Opens in a new window. Illustrated with numerous illuminating examples from the Dictionary.

Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice.

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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Archived from the original on 7 April Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler’s reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Fowler’s general approach encourages a direct, vigorous writing style, and opposes all artificiality, by firmly advising against convoluted sentence construction, the use of foreign words and phrases, and the use of archaisms. Article text size A. Report an error Editorial code of conduct. That’s a serious error for any title, but for this book in particular it’s egregious. Looking for beautiful books?

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His love h.w.ofwler snappy section headings “pairs and snares” is perhaps the most famous deserved better than Burchfield’s harrumph that the titles “have endeared the book to Fowler’s devotees, but no longer have their interest or appeal and are not preserved in this new edition.

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