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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338 ENGLISH LITERATURE This dimension is often inconsistently perceived
and described: for example, Scottish writers like Walter Scott, John Buchan, and
J. M. Barrie are included unreflectingly in lists, studies, and histories that do not ...
lish literature, including versions of plays and adaptations of novels: for example,
BBC television has presented all of Shakespeare's plays in a five-year cycle and
its serialized dramatizations of writers like Charles Dickens and Anthony ...
568 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH These extracts are from texts commonly accepted
as part of literature, yet, out of context, they seem to present irreconcilable
differences. Every literary work must be seen in its totality as a unique creation,
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