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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Another postulated origin, however, is the second given name of Martha Atalanta
Lumpkin, daughter of a Georgia governor, and an earlier settlement was called
Marthasville. A specific event is the basis for some place-names. For example ...
Lykewise as a certeyne man redy to take his iorney to a straunge countre, called
hys seruantes to hym, and delyvered to them hys gooddes; And vnto won he
gave v. talentes, to another ij, and to another one, to every man after his abilite;
That traditional characterization is useful in a rough and ready way, but poses
two problems: (1) An expression like the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in
1989 designates a particular person, but would not usually be called a proper ...
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