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

Overview
Works: 222 works in 1,953 publications in 5 languages and 27,542 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  Terms and phrases  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Compiler, Collector, Adapter, Arranger, Originator, Creator, jt
Classifications: PE1628, 423
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Most widely held works by H. W Fowler
A dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

389 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 8,221 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 )

428 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and German and held by 5,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 3,645 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 )

248 editions published between 1933 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,711 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 pocket Oxford dictionary of current English by F. G Fowler( Book )

138 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,227 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 )

18 editions published between 1905 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king's English by H. W Fowler( Book )

131 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 252 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
Pocket Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 228 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
Fowler's dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstrate how modern writers tackls debated usage issues. They come on the one hand from established literary figures such as Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Raymond Carver, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Vikram Seth. On the other, they are drawn from a vast range of newspapers, journals, books, broadcast material, websites, and other digital sources from across the globe, and include references to topical personalities such as Stephen Fry, Prince Harry, Jeremy Paxman, and Wayne Rooney. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available
The split infinitive, &c. by H. W Fowler( Book )

20 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket Oxford English dictionary by F. G Fowler( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in Chinese and English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1923 and 1976 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjunctives by H. W Fowler( Book )

17 editions published between 1824 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor by H. W Fowler( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 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 110 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 107 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
 
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The new Fowler's modern English usage
Alternative Names
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

Henry Watson Fowler Brits lexicograaf (1858-1933)

Watson Fowler, H. 1858-1933

Watson Fowler, Henry 1858-1933

Генрі Фоулер

Фаулер, Генри Уотсон

亨利·华生·福勒

Languages
English (1,529)

German (8)

Chinese (6)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

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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 pocket Oxford dictionary of current EnglishThe works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the prefaceThe king's EnglishPocket Fowler's modern English usagePocket Oxford English dictionary