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Category: Language: Reference & General|
The author of the book: Tom McArthur
Edition: Oxford University Press
Date of issue: 15 Dec 2005
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 2.27 MB
City - Country: Oxford, United Kingdom
Full description of the book Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language:From Sanskrit to Scouse, this book provides a single-volume source of information about the English language. The guide is intended both for reference and for browsing. The international perspective takes in language from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Zummerzet, Estuary English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. There is coverage of a wide range of topics from abbreviation to Zeugma, Shakespeare to split infinitive and substantial entries on key subjects such as African English, etymology, imperialism, pidgin, poetry, psycholinguistics and slang. Box features include pieces on PDF place-names, the evolution of the alphabet, the story of OK, borrowings into English, and the Internet. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for the general reader with an interest in language.
About the author Tom McArthurTom McArthur, former Professor of English at the University of Quebec, is editor of the journal English Today and the full Oxford Companion to the English Language.
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