107 LOGOS Sampling and savoring Burchfield’s new Fowlerprint Herbert C Morton An American editor and publisher, Herbert Morton is the author of The Story of Webster’s Third: Philip Gove’s Controversial Dictionary and Its Critics (Cambridge, 1994). He formerly directed the publishing programs at the Brookings Institution and Resources for the Future and headed the Office of Scholarly Communication of the American Council of Learned Societies. Morton has a PhD in economics, worked several years on the St Paul Pioneer Press , and taught at Dartmouth College. He has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has written extensively on economic policy as well as scholarly publishing. H W Fowler’s celebrated guide to good writing, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage , was published in 1926, revised lightly in 1965 by Sir Ernest Gowers, and brought up to date in 1996 by Robert Burchfield, the eminent British lexicographer. In modernization, much was added, much was deleted and the entire work was largely rewritten. It was retitled The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage . The extent of the changes has dismayed many of Fowler’s most devoted admirers. They
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