Oxford Concise Companion to the English Language (Oxoford Paperback Reference Series)

Oxford Concise Companion to the English Language (Oxoford Paperback Reference Series)

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Oxford Concise Companion to the English Language (Oxoford Paperback Reference Series) by Tom McArthur

The Concise Companion to the English Language is a language lover's dream. Tom McArthur unveils a thousand-page cornucopia covering virtually every aspect of the English language as well as language in general. He covers a variety of topics, from Abbreviations to split infinitives, and includes substantial entries on key subjects such as African English, etymology, Pidgin, poetry, sexism, and slang. In addition, the Companion provides bibliographies for the larger entries, generous cross-referencing, etymologies for headwords, a chronology of English from Roman times to 1990, and an index of peopple who appear in entries or bibliographies. Packed with delightful surprises, the Companion will be an invaluable resource and a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the English Language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192806376
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Pages: 712
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Tom 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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