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 place-names of the US derive from many sources, but primarily are
adoptions from indigenous languages, inventions by the early British settlers, and
borrowings from other European explorers and settlers, especially the Spanish
See ACADEMIC USAGE/ENGLISH, EDUCATION, ESP, LANGUAGE TEACHING,
TEFL. EARLY ENGLISH. In philology and linguistics, a term that includes both
Old English and Middle English and covers the first millennium of the language, ...
The first grammar of French was written in England: John Palsgrave's
Lesclarcissement de la Langue Francoyse (1530). An early grammar in one
language but about another was in English: Richard PercivalPs Bibliotheca
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