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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CELTIC [17c: from French celtique, Latin Celticus. The spelling Keltic is rare]. (1)
Of the Celts, their languages, and culture. (2) An inclusive term for the Celtic
languages, particularly the Common Celtic of ancient Europe and the British
184 CELTIC LANGUAGES ous languages were not at risk from Norse, Norman
French, or English, but from the 1 6c Welsh and Gaelic have been in retreat
before English and Breton before French. The last natural speaker of Cornish
died in ...
local languages, not among local languages. (3) The attraction of Latin. The
major cultural and religious influence of the time was Latin, with an equal impact
on Celtic and Germanic. Speakers of both went to Latin for cultural and religious
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