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Fowler's Modern English Usage By R. W. Burchfield

Fowler's Modern English Usage by R.W. Burchfield

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The third edition of 'Fowler's Modern English Usage' 1996 provided a complete revision and an expansion of the original text, bringing the book fully up to date on all matters of grammar, usage, syntax and style. This is a reissue of the revised third edition of 1998, which includes a new Supplement and revised entries.

Fowler's Modern English Usage Summary

Fowler's Modern English Usage by R.W. Burchfield

Fowler's Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers of all kinds. In keeping with its long tradition, Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on grammar, syntax, style, and choice of words. It gives a clear and authoritative picture of the English we use, and elucidates many scores of usage questions such as the split infinitive and the intricacies of political correctness. It gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English with reference to the English of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. The volume includes wide-ranging examples of usage from a broad selection of newspapers, journals, and books from across the globe, and features illustrative quotations from authors such as Agatha Christie, Chinua Achebe, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Noel Coward. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available. The third edition of 1996 provided a complete revision and an expansion of the original text, bringing the book fully up to date on all matters of grammar, usage, syntax, and style. This is a reissue of the revised third edition of 1998, which includes a new Supplement and revised entries. Replaces isbn 0198602634.

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About R.W. Burchfield

The original 'Fowler' was Henry Watson Fowler (1858-1933), a teacher and writer. He was also the author, with his brother Francis, of The King's English (1906) and the first edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911). Robert Burchfield (1923-2004), a New Zealander by birth, held the post of Chief Editor of Oxford English Dictionaries between 1971 and 1984 and was the Editor of the final volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary Supplements. He was also the editor of The New Zealand Pocket Oxford Dictionary (1986) and, with C. T. Onions and G. W. S. Friedrichsen, of The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (1966).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ; Acknowledgements ; Dedication, 1926 ; Key to the Pronunciation ; Abbreviations and Symbols ; Bibliographical Abbreviations ; A-Z ; Preface to the Supplement of the Revised Third Edition ; Supplement

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GOR003844088
Fowler's Modern English Usage by R.W. Burchfield
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2004-09-23
896
0198610211
9780198610212
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