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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336 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AMENDMENT. tion to its concern that English be
made official, US English holds that every effort should be made, particularly
through education, to assist newcomers to acquire English. At the same time, it
In the Americas, French is an official language of Canada (with English), the
official language of the French island department of St Pierre and Miquelon (off
Newfoundland), the French Caribbean island departments of Guadeloupe and ...
OFFICIAL ENGLISH, also Official English Movement. Collective names for
campaigning groups whose aim is an amendment of the US Constitution, making
English the official language of the republic. The organization US English
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