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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The settlement patterns of the region and later migratory movement suggest that
there are fewer distinct forms than locations. However, the absence of a
regionally recognized standard reduces the perception of the unity of Creole,
which is ...
When excluded, Scots is taken to be a distinct language, still intact in literature
and in the speech of some rural people, but otherwise now mixed with English
from England. However the relationship is defined, Scots may be extolled or ...
They are usually casual, often have whimsical spellings, and may be regionally
distinct: BrE doodah, AmE doodad. They may be: phrase words based on a
question (wha- dyamecallit, what 's-his-name/face, whatsit, whoosis), variants of
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