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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Since the 19c, scholars have divided the Germanic language of Britain into four
phases that cover some 1,500 years: Old English c. 500- 1 050, Middle English c.
1050- 1450, Early Modern English c. 1450- 1700, (Late) Modern English c.1700 ...
The metric conventions in some Middle English and most traditional Modern
English poetry, however, fix the number of unstressed syllables. Few poems are
entirely regular; syntactic or rhetorical demands for stress can cause breaks in
These terms are usually replaced in grammars of Modern English by regular verb
(in place of weak verb) and irregular verb (in place of strong verb). In Old English,
strong verbs could have as many as four different vowels, since the first- and ...
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