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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A written or printed representation of speech using a phonetic alphabet. Whereas
, in standard orthography, the same letters can be used to represent different
sounds (the y in sky and syrup), and different combinations of letters can be used
870 SOUND (though since 1974 it has been in the new county of Avon), has
helped mark off local speech from that of Devon and Dorset: a well-established
feature in and around the city is a final or 'intrusive' -/ in words that end in a weak
1004 VOWEL represents such a speech sound (also vowel letter). In general
usage, the distinction between vowels in speech and writing is not always clearly
made, but linguists and phoneticians seek to keep the two kinds of vowel distinct.
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