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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Some are spoken very differently from anything suggested by etymology or
appearance: for example, the former British symbol i.s.d. is pronounced either 'ell
-ess-dee' or 'pounds, shillings, and pence', not *Li- brae, solidi, et denarii (the
It is spoken in the US in Maine and Louisiana and among immigrants from
Quebec in Florida. In Africa, it is the official language of Benin, Burkina Faso (
Upper Volta), Burundi, Chad, Cote d'lvoire, Gabon, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal
, and ...
SPOKEN PROSE [1959: coined by David Abercrombie]. A semi- technical term
for prose presented as speech. Such prose is the spoken outcome of the lines of
actors, the texts of public speakers, and the scripts of presenters on stage, screen
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