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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CUMBRIC [1950s: from medieval Latin Cumbria; a term introduced by Kenneth
Jackson and increasingly favoured by scholars in preference to the terms of
wider reference British, Brittonic, Bry- thonic. See cumbria]. A Celtic language,
akin to ...
Literature written in Scotland in any language, including Scots, English, Gaelic,
Latin, and Cumbric (Brythonic), the only extant example of which is the late 6c
poem Y Gododdin: the first surviving poem within what is now Scotland and also
Artistic performance in Welsh dates from the 6c, the earliest surviving texts
relating to oral composition in the 5c in Cumbric, the long- extinct Welsh-like
language of what is now the Scottish Lowlands: see cumbric, Scottish literature.
The bardic ...
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