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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Review: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, by H.W. Fowler
It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct ny of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humor, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered by many to be the best arbiter of good practice. Now Oxford is bringing back the original long-out-of-print first edition of this beloved work, enhanced with a new introduction by one of today’s leading experts on the language, David Crystal.
Drawing on a wealth of entertaining examples, Crystal offers an insightful reassessment Fowler’s reputation and his place in the history of linguistic thought.
Most important, Crystal examines nearly of Fowler’s entries in detail, offering a modern perspective h.w.fodler them, and showing how English has changed since the s. This exciting paperback edition of one of the classic works of English reference will delight everyone interested in language. For over years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.
Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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Leading language expert David Crystal now re-evaluates Fowler for the twenty-first century. The only edition to include contextualizing introduction and commentary.
David Crystal’s h.w.fowker places the Dictionary in the climate of its time, and reaches some fascinating conclusions about how the book really works, looking beyond the common notion that it is wholly prescriptive and idiosyncratic. Illustrated with numerous illuminating examples from the Dictionary.
Review: A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, by H.W. Fowler – The Globe and Mail
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.
Includes a chronology, bibliography, and a table of pronunciation preferences, showing how the pronunciation of words has changed during the past century.
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