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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See wales], (i) A scholarly term for ancient south-west Scotland and north-west
England from the Clyde across the Solway to the Eden, making up the British
kingdoms Strathclyde and Gododdin to the north and Rheged to the south.
Even so, AmE dialects are conventionally treated under four broad geographical
headings: North, Coastal South, Midland, and West. See AMERICAN ENGLISH,
AMERICAN LITERATURE. The North. The Northern dialect, stretching from New
However, a Danish element from the north entered the standard southern
language in such words as sky and outlaw. Some Middle English writers can be
identified as writing a northern English representing Yorkshire speech: for
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