The Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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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. Edited by one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, it will be invaluable both for reference and for browsing. Features: international perspective - from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Zummerzet; historical range - from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer to Chomsky, Sanskrit to Scouse, Latin to the World Wide Web; substantial entries on key subjects such as American and British differences, computing, etymology, pidgin, poetry, sexism, Shakespeare's language, and slang; and pieces on place-names, borrowings from other languages, the evolution of the alphabet, and the story of OK.

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Tom McArthur is Honorary University Fellow with graduate teaching responsibilities in lexicography and linguistics at the University of Exeter. He is founder editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language (1992) and of the quarterly journal English Today: The International Review of
the English Language (Cambridge University Press, 1984). He has published some 20 books on language, language teaching, lexicography, and Indian philosophy. A former Head of English at the Universite du Quebec, he has since 1984 been an independent writer, editor, consultant, and broadcaster.

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If a telephone reference caller asks what deconstructionism is--or for the difference between a spondee and a dactyl, or for a clarification of Nice-Nellyism or the Gunning Fog Index--this is the source to reach for. The range here is wonderfully broad: language history, dialects, grammar, style, rhetoric, and so forth. A typical Oxford "Companion," this is both authoritative and fun. Articles are thorough, concise, and signed; cross-referencing is excellent; the ancient and au courant receive equal treatment; and the scope is global. Some will quibble (yes, quibble has an entry, but it's a cross reference to pun ); e.g., sundry authors who "influenced the shape or study of language" have entries, so that Mary Wollstonecraft is listed but Ruskin is not (although "Pathetic Fallacy" is). And the occasional bibliographies are perfunctory afterthoughts. Nevertheless, this is a fine book for reference and browsing. Highly recommended.
- Robert E. Brown, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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