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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I do not suppose that any man wishes to go through life handicapped by the
mistakes or carelessness of his own pronunciation, and yet this is what happens.
We have made a special effort to secure in our stations men who, in the
Names in English-speaking countries, (i) The United Kingdom. For personal
names and titles, the BBC uses the pronunciation preferred by the person(s)
concerned. To check such usage, the Unit consults them or near relations or
RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION. (1) [1820s: no initial capitals]. Pronunciation
regarded as correct or proper, especially by arbiters of usage: 'the theoretically
received pronunciation of literary English' (A. J. Ellis, On Early English
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