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Title The concise Oxford companion to the English language / edited by Tom McArthur
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford paperback reference
Oxford paperback reference.
Summary 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'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English philology -- Encyclopedias.
Language and languages -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author McArthur, Tom (Thomas Burns)
Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0191727024
0192800612 (print)
9780192800619 (print)
Other Titles Oxford companion to the English language