A Dictionary of Modern English Usage : The Classic First Edition (Paperback)

Author: Fowler, H. W.

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"A dictionary of modern English usage first published 1926"--T.p. verso.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199585892
SKU 215271762
Format Paperback
ISBN10 019958589X
Release Date 12/1/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1.5T
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Editors Note No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English 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 humor, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered by many to be the best arbiter of good practice. Now Oxford is bringing back the original long-out-of-print first edition of this beloved work, enhanced with a new introduction by one of today's leading experts on the language, David Crystal. Drawing on a wealth of entertaining examples, Crystal offers an insightful reassessment Fowler's reputation and his place in the history of linguistic thought. Most important, Crystal examines nearly 300 of Fowler's entries in detail, offering a modern perspective on them, and showing how English has changed since the 1920s. This exciting paperback edition of one of the classic works of English reference will delight everyone interested in language.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0784
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA

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