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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A British term for teaching English to non-native learners, often used in recent
years either interchangeably with EFL (English as a Foreign Language) or as a
cover term for EFL and ESL (English as a Second Language). Some
A foreign word or expression, as in the headline 'No more Antagonismd (Time, 15
Aug. 1988). Foreign expressions in English (as opposed to borrowings or
loanwords proper) are generally used for special effect, for 'local colour', or to ...
392 GALLICISM converted to the nearest Japanese syllables (rajio radio, takushi
taxi, chimu team, tsuna tuna, rabu love, basu bus, bath), or are represented by
special kata- kana combinations created to allow foreign words to be expressed
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This is a fun book to browse! The entries are arranged alphabetically from "A" to "Zummerzet," with some of the words having just a sentence or two, and some having their own full essay. The ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
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If a telephone reference caller asks what deconstructionism is--or for the difference between a spondee and a dactyl, or for a clarification of Nice-Nellyism or the Gunning Fog Index--this is the ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję