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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Since then, a considerable body of work in all literary genres has developed in a
nation that regards itself as having the world's third largest English- speaking
population. Creative writing in English perhaps suffered in the first 50 years from
The notional-functional approach. In the early 1970s there developed in Europe
an approach to LT that focused on two kinds of semantic and performative criteria
: notions, such as time, place, quantity, emotional attitudes, and functions, such ...
(from a newspaper column); 'Now the tandem [pair] is making its dreams come
true, so it's not Goin' Bananas forever for Johnny' (from a gossip column). Code-
switching. A register has developed for rapport and intimacy that depends on ...
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