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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He defined the morpheme as the basic unit of grammatical arrangement, a '
minimal form which bears no partial phonetic-semantic resemblance to any other
form' (p. 161). The word was a 'mininum free form', the smallest unit that can
occur in ...
Investigation of the way in which different languages combine grammatical units (
morphemes) within words is the longest-established aspect of typology. In the
19c, there was an attempt to assign languages to a number of basic
The traditional structuralist approach assumes that all the morphemes of a
language can in principle be listed in a morpheme inventory, like a phoneme
inventory, but because of the complexities involved, few such lists have been
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