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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Vernacular English. Apart from a few items like account, experience, machine,
question, and apparatus, Ogden's words are drawn from the vernacular stratum
of English vocabulary. Like the 19c purist William Barnes, he appears to impute ...
BLACK ENGLISH [Late 20cJ. A controversial term for the English of people of
African origin or for English in Black Africa. In the US, the term generally refers to
the vernaculars of descendants of slaves, some called dialects, some Creoles.
Like other Western European vernaculars, English developed in the shadow of
Latin, and its models for prose were therefore Latinate, at first through translation,
imitation, and experiment, later as a consequence of its hybrid inheritance.
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