A DICTIONARY OF. MODERN. ENGLISH USAGE. BY. H.W. FOWLER. SECOND EDITION revised by. SIR ERNEST GOWERS. Oxford New York. OXFORD. No book had more influence on twentieth-century writers of English than Henry Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became. 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.

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Fowler’s general approach encourages a direct, vigorous writing style, and opposes all artificiality, by firmly advising against convoluted sentence construction, the use of foreign words and phrases, and the use of archaisms.


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In the entries “Pedantic Humour” and “Polysyllabic Humour” Fowler mocked the use of arcane words archaisms and the use of unnecessarily long words. CDs, access codes etc My chief complaint about the book is the production value of the e-copy. Pages with related products.

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He shows that the Usagee does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. Ships from the UK. Here’s the deal with Fowler’s. David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Bangor, and the author of many books on language in general and the English language in particular, such as The Stories of EnglishThe Fight for Englishand Think on My Words: Oxford at the Clarendon Press.


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