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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Many idioms and stock expressions are commonly called cliches: everyday
phrases such as all of a sudden, anything goes, strictly speaking; whole or part ...
The compilers note, however, that 'a stereotyped expression may be justified ...
That assumption, however, can mislead, because the three expressions refer to
three different things which partially overlap. A distinction ... A proper name is
often said to be an expression designating a particular person, place, thing, etc.
Thus, the source-language expression may be a single word, a phrase, or a
sentence within a text, but its target- language equivalent may have to be
rendered at a different level: for example, the English idiom It's pouring (with rain)
cannot be ...
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