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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In this diaspora, colonizing languages such as Dutch, English, French, Italian,
Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish have predominated, but most other European
languages have been carried in their wake: Basque to the northwestern US, ...
Population: 3.2m (1980). Ethnicity: European, African, and mixed. Languages:
Spanish (official), English widely used. Originally inhabited by Carib and Arawak
Indians, the island was visited by Columbus in 1493 and was a Spanish colony ...
English shares with Spanish a large vocabulary derived from Latin, due
especially to the impact of Norman French after the i ic Norman Conquest of
England. During the 1 6- 17c, a time of rapid colonial expansion among the
seafaring nations ...
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