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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equivalent Scotia, first referred to Ireland, the home of the original Scots. By the
ioc, the name was used of the realm of the Celtic kings of Scots, north of the Forth
and Clyde, after which the original Irish association died out. From the 14c ...
818 SCOTS LITERATURE W. L. Lorimer's The New Testament in Scots similarly
differs from colloquial varieties. It draws its typical word forms, vocabulary, and
grammar from an archaic, more or less non-local, variety of Central Scots,
His use of Scots for dialogue encouraged others to experiment with non-standard
forms of English and to provide them with more or less consistent orthographies.
His presentation of scenes and characters from Scottish history also made an ...
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