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

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Works: 230 works in 2,463 publications in 6 languages and 30,985 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  History  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Adapter, Compiler, Collector, Arranger, Originator, ed, jt , Creator
Classifications: PE1628, 423
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A dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

427 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 8,163 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."--Jacket
The Concise Oxford dictionary of current English : based on the Oxford English dictionary and its supplements by H. W Fowler( Book )

642 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,586 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 )

380 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 2,868 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 )

266 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,320 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 )

137 editions published between 1924 and 2000 in English and held by 1,067 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 Oxford universal dictionary on historical principles by William Little( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1964 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fowler's dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the English language provides detailed and expert information on grammar, style, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation with clear explanations and example sentences
Pocket Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, this edition contains over 4,000 entries that answer the most frequently asked questions about language and language use
The split infinitive, &c. by H. W Fowler( Book )

18 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new pocket Oxford dictionary by Catherine Soanes( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1923 and 1976 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket Oxford English dictionary( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of human speech by Richard Paget( Book )

10 editions published between 1925 and 1979 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor by H. W Fowler( Book )

18 editions published between 1922 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fowler's concise dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable reference work that offers the best advice on English usage. Known in previous editions as the 'Pocket Fowler', this third edition is a descendant of the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler. Based on the unrivalled evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, the new edition answers your most frequently asked questions about language use. Should you use a split infinitive, or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it infer or imply? Who or whom? What are the main differences between British and American English? Over 4,000 entries offer clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Real examples are drawn from OUP's vast database of classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers and magazines, and the Internet. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and concerns of the 21st century. More than 200 new entries have been added, including increased coverage of recently emerged sensitive terms (e.g. disabled/handicapped). The existing entries have been thoroughly revised to update any out-of-date language and to ensure that the entries reflect current usage. This dictionary is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants to use the English language effectively
The warden of English : the life of H.W. Fowler by Jenny McMorris( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poignant biography of H.W. Fowler is the first full account of his life ever published. Based on meticulous research into previously unpublished letters and the Oxford University Press archives, this book brings to life a complex yet fascinating man. Jenny McMorris explores the dogged work and the flurry of controversy and critical contention surrounding Fowler's work on The King's English and Modern English usage. But McMorris also illuminates Fowler the man, who helped raise seven siblings, abandoned a prestigious post as schoolmaster to write in a cottage by the sea, and found true love and a devoted marriage at 50. Though considered a god among lexicographers, Fowler was self-deprecating to the point of sending money back to Oxford University Press when he felt he had been overpaid. And he coped calmly in the face of tragedy, writing cheerful letters days after losing an eye, and energetically nursing his wife through a fatal illness. The warden of English takes us inside the world of early twentieth-century literary publishing, as it chronicles the life of a giant of lexicography
 
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Fowler, H. 1858-1933

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Fowler, H.W. 1858-1933

Fowler, H. W. (Henry Watson)

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Watson Fowler, Henry 1858-1933

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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 EnglishPocket Fowler's modern English usageThe new pocket Oxford dictionaryPocket Oxford English dictionaryThe warden of English : the life of H.W. Fowler