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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The occurrence in a language of pairs of words with similar meanings, one
member of each pair being native to that language (such as everyday English
sight), the other being a loanword from an influential foreign source (such as
It has increasingly shifted to using various African languages as its base, and
includes a range of English loanwords. Its many names include Town Talk and in
township slang isicamto and isileng [the latter from English slang]. It varies from ...
Loanwords may undergo semantic as well as phonetic change, as with manshon
high-class block of flats (from mansion), konpanion a female guide or hostess (
from companion), sumato slim (from smart), baikingu buffet meal, smorgasbord ...
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