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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Until c.6oo, apparently all the tribes could understand each other: for example, on
their way to convert the English in 597 ... The early dialects continued into the
period of Middle English, many having undergone considerable change under
In English metrical analysis, therefore, the macron and the breve serve to mark a
rhythm quite distinct from that of Latin, ... By the time of Middle English, the vowel
differences were no longer a matter of simple duration, but also of laxness or ...
It is possible therefore to talk of a broad European prose tradition of which
English is part. Old and Middle English prose. Old English prose writing was
largely a matter of translation from Latin, as in the works of Alfred the Great (9c),
but original ...
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