Points of View

Points of View : Aspects of Present-day English

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This is a collection of essays and reflections by Robert Burchfield, the editor of the Supplement to the First Edition of the "Oxford English Dictionary". Many of the pieces in this personal survey of the English language as it is used throughout the world come from his popular Sunday Times column, "Words and Meanings", and focus on such contentious issues as using "between you and me" or "between you and I", and the 29 meanings of the verb "to want". The book also includes an essay on the Fowler brothers and usage handbooks, and an outline history of euphemisms in English.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 12mm | 117.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192829432
  • 9780192829436

About Robert Burchfield

About the Author Robert Burchfield was the editor of the final volume of The Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, and is the author of The Spoken Word: A BBC Guide. He is also the editor of William Cobbett's A Grammar of the English Language.show more

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