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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In many cases, they may more or less freely mix elements of both and frequently
switch between them: see CODE-MIXING AND CODE-SWITCHING. Compound
and coordinate bilingualism. Two kinds of bilingualism are associated with how ...
... for the ordinary natural word that first suggests itself to the mind, of a synonym
that is thought to be less soiled by the lips of the common herd, less familiar, less
plebeian, less vulgar, less improper' (H. Fowler, Modern English Usage, 1926).
(3) With the phrasal noun between other nouns: cattle round-up time, truck
breakdown service, population overspill problem. Phrasal-verb idioms. Idiomatic
usages are usually colloquial and informal, more or less obvious figurative
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