A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition (Oxford World's Classics)

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition (Oxford World's Classics)

H. W. Fowler

No e-book had extra impression on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of contemporary English Usage. It swiftly turned the traditional paintings of reference for the proper use of English when it comes to collection of phrases, grammar, and magnificence. a lot enjoyed for his company critiques, ardour, and dry humor, Fowler has stood the attempt of time and remains to be thought of via many to be the easiest arbiter of excellent perform. Now Oxford is bringing again the unique long-out-of-print first version of this loved paintings, greater with a brand new creation by means of one in every of brand new best specialists at the language, David Crystal. Drawing on a wealth of wonderful examples, Crystal bargains an insightful reassessment Fowler's acceptance and his position within the heritage of linguistic proposal. most vital, Crystal examines approximately three hundred of Fowler's entries intimately, providing a contemporary viewpoint on them, and exhibiting how English has replaced because the Twenties. This intriguing paperback variation of 1 of the vintage works of English reference will pride all people drawn to language.

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