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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Literacy and the word. The earliest known word study in the Western world took
place in ancient Greece. Latin words were later analysed in terms of Greek words
, the model being adapted in minor ways to fit a second but similar language, ...
1028 WORD ACCENT ity defy comprehensive description, but without being
beyond the reach of the everyday user of the language. See ABBREVIATION,
ACRONYM, AFFIX, AFRICANISM, AMERICANISM, ANACHRONISM, ANAGRAM,
1032 WORD LIST, WORD-LIST acrostics, crosswords, Scrabble, and word
squares. There are also numerous guessing games involving words, such as the
conundrum, the rebus, and the riddle. Currently, the popularity of word games is ...
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