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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Speakers who want to dissociate themselves from this accent often 'correct' all
forms which contain oi, so that toilet becomes 'terlet' and boil becomes 'berF.
Having become aware of the stereotype, which suggests that oi is always an
Sometimes, one dialect becomes socially prestigious and is adopted as the norm
; it is then usually referred to as the 'standard' language. Social variation in
language may be due to social class, ethnic origin, age, and/or sex, and within
expletives, taboo words when used as exclamations have been adapted and
softened so as to be less direct, sacrilegious, and offensive: (by) God! becomes (
by) Gosh! and (by) Golly!, Jesus! is shortened to Gee! and adapted to Jeepers!
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