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Fowler, H. W. (Henry Watson) 1858-1933

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Works: 201 works in 2,116 publications in 5 languages and 30,569 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography  History  Terms and phrases  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Adapter, Compiler, Arranger, Author of introduction, Originator, Creator, jt
Classifications: PE1628, 423
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A dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

398 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 8,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. 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. One of today's leading experts on the language, David Crystal, has now reassessed Fowler's contribution in this new edition." "Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and practice and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He reaches some surprising conclusions and shows that the Dictionary does a great deal more than make normative recommendations and express private opinions. In addition he offers a modern perspective in notes on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s."--BOOK JACKET
The Concise Oxford dictionary of current English : based on the Oxford English dictionary and its supplements by H. W Fowler( Book )

566 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1926, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage is one of the most celebrated reference books of the twentieth century. Commonly known as 'Fowler, ' after its inimitable author, H.W. Fowler, it has sold more than a million copies and maintained a devoted following over seven decades, in large part because of its charming blend of information and good humor, delivered in the voice of a genial if somewhat idiosyncratic schoolmaster. Now this classic is available in a new edition - the first major revision since Fowler's original. Rewritten, updated, and expanded to take into account the vast linguistic changes of the past three-quarters of a century, here are thousands of alphabetically arranged entries, offering advice and background information on all aspects of the English language, from grammar to spelling to literary style
The shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles by William Little( Book )

228 editions published between 1933 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an important and authoritative reference work for modern English. It incorporates a complete vocabulary update with over 3,500 new words and meanings, and many new illustrative quotations from modern authors. In total there are over 83,000 illustrative quotations from 7,000 authors. There is extensive coverage of scientific and technical English as well as English from around the world. The Dictionary is written on historical principles: entries show the historical development of words by listing meanings chronologically and giving dates for the first use of each sense. All major words used in English after 1700, as well as all the words in Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and the King James Bible, are included; many rare and obsolete words are also defined
The king's English by H. W Fowler( Book )

243 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartleby.com presents the full text of the second edition of the book entitled "The King's English," written by H.W. Fowler, as part of Great Books Online. The online version of the book is based on the edition published by Clarendon Press in Oxford, England, in 1908. The book focuses on the usage and grammar of the English language
The pocket Oxford dictionary of current English by F. G Fowler( Book )

129 editions published between 1924 and 2005 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of the bestselling Pocket Oxford Dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of today's English. With 140,000 clearly explained definitions and entries in an easy-to-follow layout, it is the ideal dictionary for everyday use
The works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the preface by Lucian( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford universal dictionary on historical principles by William Little( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated edition of the shorter Oxford english dictionary. v.1 (A-M); v.2 (N-Z)
Pocket Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This invaluable reference work offers the best and most sought-after advice on English grammar based on Henry Fowler's original, which is still a classic text after nearly 80 years. Updated with the use of Oxford's unique language databases, it comprises over 4,200 entries giving clear recommendations on grammar, pronunciation, spelling, and writing style. This pocket-sized book gives advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in English usage, such as the split infinitive, infer or imply, who or whom. This work also offers broad coverage of British and American English, including examples from all over the English-speaking world and wide-ranging illustrative quotations from well-known authors, such as Julian Barnes and A.S. Byatt, and international newspapers and journals
Mary M. Chase and her writings by Mary M Chase( Book )

8 editions published between 1855 and 1977 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The split infinitive, &c. by H. W Fowler( Book )

16 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English vowel-sounds by W. A Aikin( Book )

11 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On hyphens & shall & will, should & would : in the newspapers of to-day by H. W Fowler( Book )

15 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the terms Briton, British, Britisher by Henry Bradley( Book )

7 editions published between 1923 and 1976 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjunctives by H. W Fowler( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford universal English dictionary on historical principles by James A. H Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Dictionary is an abridgement officially authorized by the Delegates of the Oxford University Press of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, later known as The Oxford English Dictionary. The aim of this Dictionary is to present in miniature all the features of the principal work. It is designed to embrace not only the literary and colloquial English of the present day together with such technical and scientific terms as are most frequently met with or are likely to be the subject of inquiry, but also a considerable proportion of obsolete, archaic, and dialectal words and uses. - Preface
Metaphor by H. W Fowler( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of human speech by Richard Paget( Book )

6 editions published between 1925 and 1979 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is pure French by Matt Barnes( Book )

8 editions published between 1921 and 1976 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fowler, H. 1858-1933

Fowler, H. W.

Fowler, H. W. 1858-1933

Fowler, H. W. (Henry Watson)

Fowler, Henry

Fowler, Henry 1858-1933

Fowler, Henry W.

Fowler, Henry W. 1858-1933

Fowler, Henry Watson

Fowler, Henry Watson 1858-1933

H.W. Fowler

Henricus Watson Fowler

Watson Fowler, H. 1858-1933

Watson Fowler, Henry 1858-1933

Генрі Фоулер

Фаулер, Генри Уотсон

亨利华生福勒

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The Concise Oxford dictionary of current English : based on the Oxford English dictionary and its supplementsThe new Fowler's modern English usageThe king's EnglishThe pocket Oxford dictionary of current EnglishThe works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the prefacePocket Fowler's modern English usage