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 Stoics of ancient Greece took the view that languages decay, whereas some
social Darwinians in the 19-20C have held that languages improve as they
evolve. A mixed viewpoint is also intermittently found: that some aspects of a ...
These attitudes are clearly social in origin: for example, speakers of the
prestigious BrE accent known as Received Pronunciation are often perceived to
be more competent and intelligent than speakers with regional accents, this view
Social and cultural factors in usage. An important element of usage is the degree
of social acceptability of certain terms and uses; these vary from age to age, and
are matters of social or moral concern rather than of linguistic correctness.
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This is a fun book to browse! The entries are arranged alphabetically from "A" to "Zummerzet," with some of the words having just a sentence or two, and some having their own full essay. The ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
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