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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In grammatical description, a sentence or sentence-like construction included
within another sentence, such as because I wanted to in / did it because I wanted
to. Traditional kinds of clauses. (1) Main clause. A simple sentence consists of
In traditional dialectology the collection of data is the primary requirement. This
entails fieldwork, the more detailed and massive the better, within the limits of
practicability, and its presentation in the form of dictionaries, grammars, atlases,
(9) There is often a low rising tone in statements, making them seem tentative or
like questions to non-Geordies. Syntax, vocabulary, and usage. (1) A traditional
Aa where standard English has / (Aa doan 't know), comparable to Ah in Scots.
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