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The concise Oxford companion to the English language

Author: Tom McArthur; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consists of a compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. Views English from an international perspective, covering Cockney to Creole and Aboriginal English to South Asian English. Covers a large historical range from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer to Chomsky, and Latin to the World Wide Web. Provides substantial entries on key subjects such as American and British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Concise Oxford companion to the English language.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 98006736
(OCoLC)38853814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McArthur; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780191727023 0191727024
OCLC Number: 49356842
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Other Titles: Oxford companion to the English language
Responsibility: edited by Tom McArthur.

Abstract:

Consists of a compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. Views English from an international perspective, covering Cockney to Creole and Aboriginal English to South Asian English. Covers a large historical range from Beowulf to Ebonics, Chaucer to Chomsky, and Latin to the World Wide Web. Provides substantial entries on key subjects such as American and British differences, computing, etymology, pidgin, poetry, sexism, Shakespeare's language, and slang. Includes features on place-names, borrowings from other languages, the evolution of the alphabet, and the story of the expression 'OK'.

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