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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480 IRISH only to Irish people and settlers from Ireland in what later became
Scotland. The long period of cultural, scholarly, and religious influence was
brought to an end by two waves of Germanic invasion and settlement: the Norse (
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However, these efforts have not reversed the long decline: Ireland is now an
overwhelmingly English-speaking country in which only 1-2% use Irish regularly
and, even in the Gaeltacht, many parents bring up their children in English.
The name of one of the four historic provinces of Ireland, also applied to Northern
Ireland, which covers less territory. It is associated with the Celtic epic cycles of
Cuchulain and Finn Mac- Cumhail and with the Scots who went from Ireland in ...
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