Concise Oxford Companion To The English Language

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ISBN: 9780192800619
Aasta: 1998
Kirjastus: Oxford University Press, USA
Autor(id): Tom McArthur,Roshan McArthur
Kirjeldus: From Sanscrit to Scouse, this is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and
up-to-date single-volume source of information about the English language.
Edited by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, this
unique guide will be both essential for reference and fascinating for
browsing. International perspective — from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal
English to Zummerzet, Estuary English to Caribbean English Historical range
— from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer toChomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web
Wide coverage of topics — from Abbreviation to Zeugma, Shakespeare to
split infinitive Substantial entries on key subjects such as African
English, etymology, imperialism, Pidgin, poetry, psycholinguistics, sexism,
and slang Box features include pieces on place-names, the evolution of the
alphabet, the story of OK, borrowings into English, and the Internet


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