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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(2) In linguistics, unity in a text or discourse, which makes sense because its
elements do not contradict each other's presuppositions. Surface cohesion refers
to the logical relations between clauses or segments of a text (such as time ...
Words or language with little or no meaning and perhaps an absurd or trivial
quality: 'For learned Nonsense has a deeper Sound, / Than easy Sense, and
goes for more profound' (Samuel Butler, Genuine Remains of Samuel Butler,
SENSE [14c: from Latin sensus feeling, underStanding]. A term whose meanings
range from physical faculties (such as the sense of sight) through analogous
faculties of mind or spirit (a sense of humour), intelligence (Show some sense! ) ...
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