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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148 BRITISH COUNCIL Jamaican, shi is also used, probably under the influence
of mainstream English. Linguists are not agreed whether there is a continuum of
varieties linking English and the Creole, as in Jamaica, or whether there are ...
The BC and British English. In 1985, the then director general Sir John Burgh
noted in an interview that the Council does not 'actively propagate British English
as a commodity or as the proper model for foreign users. It so happens that for all
An occasional term for British English: 'Sir Richard Francis, director general of the
British Council, strides around his office high ... His job, among others, is to sell
the British language to the rest of the world' ('Selling English by the Pound', The ...
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