The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
With nearly 2,000 articles in A-Z format the "Concise Companion" is an ideal reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the highly readable scholarship of the "Companion" in a portable and affordable volume.
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In acts of Parliament, England and Scotland were often referred to as South
Britain and North Britain within the framework of Great Britain, a term that had
originally served to distinguish the island from Less Britain (Brittany in France).
GREAT BRITAIN [16c: Great in the sense 'large', in contrast formerly with Less
Britain, or Brittany]. A union of two kingdoms of Western Europe, occupying the
island of Britain, and comprising England and Wales, and Scotland. Together
1707 The Act of Union, uniting the Parliaments of England and Scotland, creating
the United Kingdom of Great Britain, but keeping separate the state religions,
educational systems, and laws of the two kingdoms. 1712 Jonathan Swift in
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