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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A Dictionary Of Modern English Usage

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When his book was first printed, Fowler was I do not consider myself a scholar of English usage. Earlier page edges stained. New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Fowler was aware of the tension. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing byy. He points out many of the changes since Fowler’s day, detects contradictions in Fowler’s approach and remarks that “reading every word of Fowler is an ennglish if often exhausting experience.


His love of snappy moxern 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. Given the laxity of many our writers, the use of a strict disciplinarian in philology is a welcome resource. Aug 26, Condition: Ideally, someone today should give the edition of Fowler’s work the sort of respectful dusting Gowers gave it then, bringing it into the new century without sacrificing Morern voice.

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 a central place in the book that still bears his name. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Drawing on a wealth of entertaining examples, Crystal offers an insightful reassessment Fowler’s reputation and his place in the history of linguistic thought.

Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Account Options Sign in. Notes on entries discuss the changes in usage and attitude between Fowler and the present day, showing how English has changed since the s by reference to modern corpus studies, grammars, dictionaries, and the internet.


He bby felt that description must accompany prescription, and that advocating pedantic “superstitions” and “fetishes” would be to no one’s advantage.

Oxford at Clarendon Press, Burchfield referred to Fowler’s work as a “fossil. 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. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Oxford at the Clarendon Press, numbered pp. Two dead, nearly 30 wounded in explosion at shopping mall in Philippines. Selected pages Title Page.

Most important, Crystal examines nearly of Fowler’s entries in modetn, offering a modern perspective on them, and showing how English has changed since the s.

Page – In the word England, not in Britain all these things are implicit. Limited edition of 7. One person found this helpful. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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