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

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Works: 216 works in 1,841 publications in 5 languages and 30,061 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography  History  Terms and phrases  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Adapter, Compiler, Arranger, Author of introduction, Creator, Originator
Classifications: PE1628, 423
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A dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler ( Book )
341 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,327 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. Now one of today's leading experts on thelanguage, David Crystal, has reassessed Fowler's contribution in this fascinating new edition. Crystal goes beyond the popular my
The Concise Oxford dictionary of current English : based on the Oxford English dictionary and its supplements by H. W Fowler ( Book )
483 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler ( Book )
38 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,808 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 )
185 editions published between 1933 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 2,752 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 )
197 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An excellent guide to English usage and grammar, The King's English advises the reader on the proper use of vocabulary, the finer points of syntax, and the rules of punctuation, drawing on examples in literature and other sources. A precursor to Fowler's Modern English Usage , albeit superseded in some cases, it is a thorough study of the English language
The pocket Oxford dictionary of current English by F. G Fowler ( Book )
103 editions published between 1924 and 2005 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford universal dictionary on historical principles by William Little ( Book )
15 editions published between 1937 and 1976 in English and held by 800 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
The works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the preface by Lucian ( Book )
13 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pocket Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 270 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
English vowel-sounds by W. A Aikin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The split infinitive, &c by H. W Fowler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 115 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
Metaphor by H. W Fowler ( Book )
16 editions published between 1922 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On hyphens & shall & will, should & would : in the newspapers of to-day by H. W Fowler ( Book )
10 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Subjunctives by H. W Fowler ( Book )
10 editions published between 1924 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is pure French by Matt Barnes ( Book )
3 editions published between 1922 and 1976 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of Society. The American invitation. On grammatial inversions by Society for Pure English ( Book )
2 editions published between 1922 and 1976 in English and held by 79 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
Watson Fowler, H. 1858-1933
Watson Fowler, Henry 1858-1933
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English (1,452)
German (7)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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