Primary sources

1856Five hundred mistakes of daily occurrence in speaking, pronouncing, and writing the English language, corrected. New York: Daniel Burgess & Co.; Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.; Cincinnati: Applegate & Co.Google Scholar
1856? Live and learn: A guide for all, who wish to speak and write correctly. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers.Google Scholar
Baker, Robert
1770Reflections on the English language. London: J. Bell.Google Scholar
Fowler, H.W
1926A dictionary of modern English usage. Oxford: University Press.Google Scholar
Hurd, Seth T
1847A grammatical corrector. Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co.Google Scholar
Lowth, Robert
1762A short introduction to English grammar. London: A. Millar and R. & J. Dodsley.Google Scholar
Murray, Lindley
1795English grammar. York: Wilson, Spence and Mawman.Google Scholar

Secondary sources

American national biography online
Bailey, Richard W
1996Nineteenth-century English. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.Google Scholar
Beal, Joan C
2004English in modern times 1700–1945. London: Arnold.Google Scholar
Brook, G.L
1970The language of Dickens. London: André Deutsch.Google Scholar
Burchfield, R.W
1991The Fowler brothers and the tradition of usage handbooks. In Gerhard Leitner (ed.), English traditional grammars: An international perspective, 93–111. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Burt, Angela
2002An A to Z of correct English. Oxford: How to Books Ltd.Google Scholar
Buschmann-Göbels, Astrid
2008Bellum grammaticale (1712) – A battle of books and a battle for the market? In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.), Grammars, grammarians and grammar writing in eighteenth-century England, 81–100. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.Google Scholar
Busse, Ulrich & Anne Schröder
2006From prescriptivism to descriptivism? 140 years of English usage guides: Some old and new controversies. In Christoph Houswitschka, Gabriele Knappe & Anja Müller (eds.), Anglistentag 2005, Bamberg. Proceedings, 457–473. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag.Google Scholar
2008How Fowler became “The Fowler”: An anatomy of a success story. Paper presented at the workshop Normative Linguistics, ISLE-1, Freiburg, October 2008.
2009Fowler’s Modern English Usage at the interface of lexis and grammar. In Ute Römer & Rainer Schulze (eds.), Exploring the lexis-grammar interface, 69–87. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
2010Problem areas of English grammar between usage, norm and variation. In Alexandra Lenz & Albrecht Plewnia (eds.), Grammar between norm and variation, 87–102. Peter Lang GmbH. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Hickey, Raymond
2004A sound atlas of Irish English. Berlin: De Gruyter.Google Scholar
2013The sociolinguistics of new dialect formation. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Late Modern English (Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English). Bergamo (Italy), 28–30 August 2013.
HUGE: Hyper usage guide of English
Matthews, William
1938Cockney past and present. Short history of the dialect of London [repr. 1972]. London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.Google Scholar
Mazo, Jeffrey
2011The know-nothings. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 53(6). 238–248. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Mittins, W.H., Mary Salu, Mary Edminson & Sheila Coyne
1970Attitudes to English usage [repr. 1975]. London: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
Navest, Karlijn
2008‘Borrowing a few passages’: Lady Ellenor Fenn and her use of sources. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.), Grammars, grammarians and grammar writing in eighteenth-century England, 223–243. Berlin: De Gruyter.Google Scholar
ODNB: The Oxford dictionary of national biography
Online edition, [URL].
Peters, Pam
2006English usage: Prescription and description. In Bas Aarts & April McMahon (eds.), The handbook of English linguistics, 759–780. Oxford: Blackwell. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Sundby, Bertil, Anne Kari Bjørge & Kari E. Haugland
1991A dictionary of English normative grammar 1700–1800. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid
1996Introduction. In Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (ed.), Two hundred years of Lindley Murray, 9–25. Münster: Nodus.Google Scholar
2008Henry Fowler and his eighteenth-century predecessors. Bulletin of the Henry Sweet Society for the history of linguistic ideas 51. 5–24.Google Scholar
2011The bishop’s grammar. Robert Lowth and the rise of prescriptivism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
2012Codifying the English language. In Anne Schröder, Ulrich Busse & Ralf Schneider (eds.), Codification, canons, and curricula. Description and prescription in language and literature, 61–77. Bielefeld: Aisthesis.Google Scholar
2013Studying attitudes to English usage – Investigating prescriptivism in a large research project. English Today 29(3). 3–12. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Vorlat, Emma
2001Lexical rules in Robert Baker’s “Reflections on the English Language”. Leuvense Bijdragen 90(4). 391–401.Google Scholar
Weiner, Edmund
1983The Oxford guide to English usage. Oxford: Clarendon.Google Scholar
1988On editing a usage guide. In E.G. Stanley & T.F. Hoad (eds.), Words for Robert Burchfield’s sixty-fifth birthday, 171–183. Cambridge: Brewer.Google Scholar
WordSmith Tools
Cited by

Cited by 1 other publications

Dossena, Marina
2022. “Gems of elocution and humour”. In Earlier North American Englishes [Varieties of English Around the World, G66],  pp. 183 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 11 march 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.