The Oxford Companion to the English Language

by Tom McArthur | Reference |
ISBN: 019214183x Global Overview for this book
Registered by litrajunkie of Pretzfeld, Bayern Germany on 1/18/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by litrajunkie from Pretzfeld, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The back cover says it all:

"The English language in all its immens variety is presented in this unique new reference book. In over 4,000 articles by some 100 specialist contributors from around the world it covers:

- English throughout the world
- The history of English
- Varieties of English, accents, and dialects
- Teaching and learning English
- Usage, grammar, and style
- The language of literature
- Names and jargons
- English and the media
- Leanguage and technology
- Key individuals in the history of English, from Chaucer through Johnson and Joyce to Chomsky

This is the place to look for the answers to questions on any aspect of the English language:

'What is the difference between British and American English?'
'How has English changed over the centuries?'
'What are split infinitives? Or dangling participles?'
'Is there such a thing as standard English?'
'What is teh difference between accent and dialect?'
'How do children learn to read?'

From Anglo-Saxon to Airspeak, every form of English is here, making this an indispensable reference book for all language users and language lovers."

Journal Entry 2 by extendedbrain at Bamberg, Bayern Germany on Monday, January 14, 2019
This book is now part of my professional library.

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