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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The hard-word tradition went on into the 1 8c in the work of John Kersey and
Nathaniel Bailey, and traces survive in such traditional works as the Chambers
English Dictionary (1988). A novel approach emerged, however, in the New
World of ...
Such cooperation could lead to a succession of related works over many
decades. For example, the Scottish publisher Blac- kie selected the 1841 edition
of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language as the basis for a
After systematic exclusions are dealt with for the purposes of a general dictionary,
what remains of the vocabulary is assessed for potential entries. Where large
dictionaries seek to cover as much as possible, smaller dictionaries aimed at ...
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