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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See language, LANGUAGE FAMILY, LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY. CLAUSE [13c:
from French clause, Latin clausa, the close of a sentence or formula]. In
grammatical description, a sentence or sentence-like construction included within
or noun clauses, relative or adjective clauses, and adverbial clauses. Nominal
clauses have functions similar to those of a noun or pronoun, such as subject or
object; for example, the nominal clause that the spacecraft were too big is subject
A sentence may be viewed as a clause complex, in which the parts are clauses
linked to each other by coordination and subordination. From this viewpoint, the
traditional simple sentence is indeed simple, because it consists of only one ...
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