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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language (1 ed.)  

Edited by Tom McArthur

Next Edition: 2 ed. Latest Edition (2 ed.)

Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With contributions from more than 130 experts worldwide, the language is viewed from an international perspective, covering Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to South Asian English. The historical range of the work is large - Beowulf rubs shoulders with Ebonics, Chaucer sits alongside Chomsky, Latin, and the World Wide Web. Substantial entries are given on key subjects such as American and British differences, computing, etymology, pidgin, poetry, sexism, Shakespeare's language, and slang. Features include pieces on place-names, borrowings from other languages, the evolution of the alphabet, and the story of the expression 'OK'.

Bibliographic Information

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Print Publication Date:
1998
Print ISBN-13:
9780192800619
Published online:
2003
Current Online Version:
2003
DOI:
10.1093/acref/9780192800619.001.0001
eISBN:
9780191727023

Author

Tom McArthur, editor

Tom McArthur is one of the world's foremost authorities on the English Language.


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A

Abbreviation

Ablaut

Aboriginal English

Abridgement

Absolute

Absolute Clause

Absolute Degree

Abstract

Abstract and Concrete

Abusage

Abuse

Academic Usage

Academy

Accent

Acceptability

Accidence

Acrolect

Acronym

Active (Voice)

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Contents

Front Matter

Publishing Information

General Links for this Work

Contributors

Consultants

Abbreviations

Values of phonetic symbols used in the Companion

A-Z (to view, select the "Entries" tab)

End Matter

A chronology of English

Bibliography

The English language: overviews

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