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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See cockney, dialect in ENGLAND, MIDLAND, NEW ENGLAND, VARI- EAST
ASIAN ENGLISH. The English language as used in China, Hong Kong, Japan,
Macao, South Korea, and Taiwan. Its functions vary from place to place and in no
See English, Melanesia, SOLOMON ISLANDS PIDGIN ENGLISH, VARI-
SOLOMON ISLANDS PIDGIN ENGLISH, also commonly Pijin and technically
Neo-Solomonic. A variety of Melanesian Pidgin English spoken in the Solomon
VARIETY [16c: from Latin varietas/vari- etatis diversity, from varius speckled,
diverse]. A term in sociolinguistics for a distinct form of a language: Let me give
some recent examples where the word English is preceded by an adjective or
noun to ...
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