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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10 ACCENT that indicates a person's place of origin and/or social class: a
working-class accent, a London accent, a working-class London accent; a
regional accent; an American accent; an American regional accent. In phonetic
terms, an ...
However, all phoneticians and linguists agree that the widely held view that many
accents are corruptions of a pure pronunciation has no scientific basis
whatsoever. Defining an accent. Two features commonly characterize accents: (i)
scribed it as a 'regionless' accent in the UK and especially in England, in that it is
not possible to tell which part of the country an RP speaker comes from; it is
never, however, described as a 'classless' accent, because it identifies the
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