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The Oxford companion to the English language

Author: Tom McArthur
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Thirty-five hundred entries offer information of writing and speech, linguistics, rhetoric, literary terms, and related topics. Contains a chronology of English and Roman times to 1990, and an index of people who appear in entries, and biographies of influential figures such as Noah Webster and Noam Chomsky.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford companion to the English language.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)608098978
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McArthur
ISBN: 019214183X 9780192141835
OCLC Number: 26441531
Description: xxvii, 1184 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Accents and dialects (American English, Ozspeak, Scouse); key people (Johnson, Chomsky); literature (poetic diction, Joyce); names (Eponym, place-names); style (plain English, sexism); education (reading, TEFL); grammar (parts of speech, modal verbs); usage (doublespeak, Fowler); wordgames (crosswords, Scrabble); jargons (air traffic control English); media (BBC, Websters); technology (QWERTY, hypertext).
Other Titles: English language
Responsibility: editor, Tom McArthur ; managing editor, Feri McArthur.
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A language reference work which embraces the major themes in English, including speech and writing, literature and the history of English. It covers the key issues of grammar, usage, politics and  Read more...

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