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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(2) Taken from names associated with the entire group: Abo, an abbreviation of
Aborigine; Newfie, an abbreviation of Newfoundlander, Yid, a word already
meaning 'Jew'. (3) Referring to something seen as characterizing the group in ...
In India, there is a Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, based
on a grouping of English- medium schools and associated with the Cambridge
Overseas School Certificate. A West African Examinations Council conducts
For many people, however, person remains an awkwardly formal and
unwelcome intrusion in their lives, and of all the words associated with
discussions of inclusive language has provoked the most jokes, as with
personhole covers, to person ...
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