Tag Archives: Edmund Weiner

Andrew Delahunty

Please allow me introduce Andrew Delahunty to you – at least, I assume this is him. I found this picture on a website called lovereading4kids, where Andrew is described as “a lexicographer and writer on language with many years’ experience … Continue reading

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The term “usage guide”

Within the Bridging the Unbridgeable project we use the term “usage guide” to describe usage handbooks of manuals like Fowler’s Modern English Usage and many others, as included in our HUGE database. But where does the term come from? I checked … Continue reading

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What makes a usage guide? 

During the construction of the HUGE database, I have been thinking about the genre of usage guides a lot for the simple, practical purpose of determining which titles would be put in the database, and which would not. Edmund Weiner asked … Continue reading

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Edmund Weiner and English usage guides

We probably all know Edmund Weiner  as one of the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary. But he is also the writer of a usage guide: The Oxford Guide to English Usage. The book first came out  in 1983, and … Continue reading

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