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

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Works: 262 works in 2,584 publications in 7 languages and 30,829 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  History  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Compiler, Collector, Arranger, Originator, Redactor, ed, Creator
Classifications: PE1628, 423
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A dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

452 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,584 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 by H. W Fowler( Book )

562 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen traditional nursery rhymes accompanied by twenty-three previously unpublished watercolor illustrations are presented in three board books in a slipcase
The new Fowler's modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

69 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,518 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 )

322 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 2,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abrigded version of the Oxford English Dictionary, with etymologies
The king's English by H. W Fowler( Book )

273 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it was first published in 1906, The King's English was a radical and contentious work. Through examples from the works of journalists and novelists of the day the Fowler brothers illustrate grammatical slips and infelicities of style and how best these should be avoided. Had Dickens, for example, owned a copy of The King's English he would not have written 'your great ability and trustfulness'; he would have recognized the malapropism and realized that the context demanded trustworthiness." "The book provoked a flurry of debate in The Times and its acceptance of Americanisms caused one London critic to warn that the Fowler brothers' ideas would become 'the corner-stone of a new Tower of Babel which would cast its sinister shadow over the future of humanity'. This book remains a classic reference work on the frequently made blunders of English usage. As such, it is a guide to improved expression and style, of interest as much to the modern reader as it was to readers at the dawn of the twentieth century."--Jacket
The pocket Oxford dictionary of current English by F. G Fowler( Book )

145 editions published between 1924 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 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 Concise Oxford dictionary of current English : based on the Oxford English dictionary and its supplements by H. W Fowler( Book )

93 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANGLAIS (LANGUE), dictionnaire
The works of Lucian of Samosata, complete with exceptions specified in the preface by Lucian( Book )

23 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1955 and 1964 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 435 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 260 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
Fowler's concise dictionary of modern English usage by H. W Fowler( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 151 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 split infinitive, &c. by H. W Fowler( Book )

17 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 131 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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 125 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 125 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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket Oxford English dictionary( Book )

2 editions 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 116 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

Henry Watson Fowler Brits lexicograaf (1858-1933)

Watson Fowler, H. 1858-1933

Watson Fowler, Henry 1858-1933

Генрі Фоулер

Генрі Фоулер англійський педагог, лексикограф і дослідник англійської мови

Фаулер, Генри Уотсон

هنری واتسون فاولر

ヘンリー・ワトソン・ファウラー

亨利·华生·福勒

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