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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978 USAGE correct usage, usage and abusage, and usage controversies.
History. The first citation of the term usage in the OED in a linguistic sense is from
Daniel Defoe in 1697, referring to the proposed English Academy to monitor the ...
Another strand of usage criticism is represented by George Orwell. Explicitly in a
number of essays, and implicitly in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), Orwell
criticized language use that he saw as artificial and bureaucratic, and remote ...
Morris's Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage (1975, 1985), which drew on
a usage panel of 166 consultants. A recent work that examines a wide range of
issues, quoting extensively from printed sources, is Webster's Dictionary of ...
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