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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A general term for the English language as used in the Caribbean archipelago
and circum-Caribbean mainland. In a narrow sense, it covers English alone; in a
broad sense, it covers English and Creole. The term is often imprecise, however,
A usage or custom special to, or common in, the Caribbean and any of the
languages of the region, such as sweetmouth for 'flatterer' in general Caribbean
English and poto-poto for 'slimy' or 'muddy' in Jamaican Creole. See Caribbean ...
It has the most extensive and longest-standing literature and the widest media
and artistic use of the varieties of Caribbean English Creole, and is the most fully
studied. The wide appeal of Jamaican music, dub poetry, and Rasta- farian ...
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