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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While they object to this on grounds of ethnic reality, they also object to occasions
when especially the southern English treat their use of English as quaint or
inferior. Scots often argue that they exist in the worst of both worlds: they are
352 ETHNIC NAME ality, race, community, or culture. The spectrum of ethnic
names in English ranges from more or less affectionate nicknames (such as Jock
for a Scotsman, as used in England) through relatively neutral terms (such as Brit
Ethnic jokes are frequently invented and circulated by their supposed victims,
amiably enough as a rule, though sometimes warning signals can be raised: '
What's red, white, and blue and washed ashore in Cumbria?' — 'An Englishman
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