The Oxford Companion to the English Language

The Oxford Companion to the English Language

by TomMcArthur (Editor), RoshanMcArthur (Editor)

Synopsis

"The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was first published in 1992. A shorter version of the "Companion", this concise work concentrates on the central themes in the English language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation and the history of English. All the key subjects within each theme are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion". With nearly 2,000 articles in an A-Z format, the "Concise Companion" is a suitable reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the scholarship of the "Companion" in a smaller format.

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Format: Abridged
Pages: 1072
Edition: Abridged edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 30 May 1996

ISBN 10: 0198631367
ISBN 13: 9780198631361

Media Reviews
Praise for The Oxford Companion to the English Language:
This is one of the big dreams for most writers, for an addition to their research shelf. It's the ultimate in authority for spelling, definition, and first use. --The San Diego Tribune
A superb survey. --Library Journal
Invaluable. --Choice


Praise for The Oxford Companion to the English Language:
This is one of the big dreams for most writers, for an addition to their research shelf. It's the ultimate in authority for spelling, definition, and first use. --The San Diego Tribune
A superb survey. --Library Journal
Invaluable. --Choice

Praise for The Oxford Companion to the English Language:
This is one of the big dreams for most writers, for an addition to their research shelf. It's the ultimate in authority for spelling, definition, and first use. --The San Diego Tribune
A superb survey. --Library Journal
Invaluable. --Choice


Praise for The Oxford Companion to the English Language:


This is one of the big dreams for most writers, for an addition to their research shelf. It's the ultimate in authority for spelling, definition, and first use. --The San Diego Tribune


A superb survey. --Library Journal


Invaluable. --Choice


Author Bio

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.