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Robert William Burchfield CNZM CBE (27 January 1923 – 5 July 2004)was a scholar, writer, and lexicographer.

Born in Wanganui, New Zealand, he studied at Wanganui Technical College and Victoria University in Wellington. After war service in the Royal New Zealand Artillery, he graduated MA from Wellington in 1948 and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford University in England, where his preparation of an edition of the Ormulum was supervised by J.R.R. Tolkien. C. T. Onions, then Magdalen librarian, recommended him to Dan Devin as editor of the secondSupplement to the Oxford English Dictionary: Burchfield worked on the Supplement from 1957 to 1986. Subsequently he produceda controversial, substantially rewritten and less prescriptivist, edition ofModern English Usage, the famous style guide.

He died at the age of 81.

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Total Books: 5
The English Language
2003 - The English Language [Oxford Language Classics Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198604037
ISBN-10: 0198604033
Genre: Reference

Points of View Aspects of Present-Day English
1992 - Points of VIew Aspects of Present-day English (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192829436
ISBN-10: 0192829432
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

The Spoken Word A BBC Guide
1982 - The Spoken Word a Bbc Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195203806
ISBN-10: 0195203801

Unlocking the English Language
Unlocking the English Language [The T. S. Eliot memorial lectures] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571144167
ISBN-10: 0571144160

Unlocking the English Language
Unlocking the English Language (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780809094905
ISBN-10: 0809094908
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference