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 mesolect in Monrovia is the centre of innovation, and is spreading
throughout the country. Typically, the same kind of thing can be said at several
different 'levels': acrolect What you're saying, it 's true, and I won 't do it again;
mesolect The ...
702 PIJIN GON, KAMTOK, KRIO, KRIOL, LANGUAGE, LECT, LINGO, LINGUA
FRANCA, MARITIME PIDGIN, MELANESIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH, MESOLECT,
NAUTICAL JARGON, PACIFIC JARGON ENGLISH, PAPUA NEW GUINEA,
A chain of language varieties which arises linking a Creole (also known as the
basilect) to its superstate language (also known as the acro- lect) via
intermediate varieties referred to collectively as the mesolect: for example, the
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