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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WRITER [From Old English writer e\ Someone who can write or engages in
writing, especially for professional and/or artistic purposes: 'Writers are people
who sit alone in rooms' (Salman Rushdie, Newsweek, 19 Nov. 1990). The term is
1036 WRITING publishers who receives a percentage of receipts in return for
being a successful go-between. Writers and the media. Currently, new works by
well-established writers can be auctioned to publishers by agents. Even being ...
The view that writing is the primary and speech the secondary medium, because
writing is more culturally significant and lastingly valuable than speech. The term
grammar, for example, derives from the Greek verb grdphein to write. The syste- ...
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