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The Oxford Companion to the English Language

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S well as on such wider issues as sexist language bilingual education child language acuisition and the history of English There are biographies of Shakespeare Noah Webster Noam Chomsky James Joyce and many others whohave influenced the shape or study of the language; extended articles on everything from psycholinguistics to sign language to tragedy; coverage of every nation in which a significant part of the population speaks English as well as virtually every regional dialect and pidgin from Gullah and Scouseto Cockney and Tok Pisin In addition the Companion provides bibliographies for the larger entries generous cross referencing etymologies for headwords a chronology of English from Roman times to 1990 and an index of people who appear in entries or bibliographies And like all Oxford Companions this volume is packed with delightful.

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Language is the life blood of a culture and to be interested in culture is in some sense to be interested in language in the shapes and sounds of words in the history of reading writing and speech in the endless variety of dialects and slangs in the incessant creativity of the human mind as it reaches out to others It is surprising then that until now there has been no major one volume reference devoted to the most widely dispersed and influential language of our time the English language A language lover's dream The Oxford Companion to the English Language is a thousand page cornucopia covering virtually every aspect of the English language as well as language in general The range of topics is remarkable offering a goldmine of information on writing and speech including entries on grammar literary terms linguistics rhetoric and style a. Alfred Dreyfus :Cinq années de ma vie : 1894-1899 of a culture and to be interested in culture is in some sense to be interested in language in the shapes and sounds L'art militaire de Napoléon of words in the history Louis Napoléon le Grand (Littérature) of reading writing and speech in the endless variety Journal intégral - 1815-1818 of dialects and slangs in the incessant creativity L'empire des Français, 1799-1815 of the human mind as it reaches Le feld-maréchal von Bonaparte : Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Français et de leur décadence out to Napoléon au Portugal : Le triomphe de l'armée luso-britannique annonce la fin de l'empire (1801-1814) others It is surprising then that until now there has been no major Histoire des troupes suisses au service de France sous le règne de Napoléon 1er one volume reference devoted to the most widely dispersed and influential language La Tragédie du capitaine Dreyfus of Napoléon our time the English language A language lover's dream The Oxford Companion to the English Language is a thousand page cornucopia covering virtually every aspect La Restauration. Les idées et les hommes of the English language as well as language in general The range L'aveuglement de Napoléon of topics is remarkable Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène (1) offering a goldmine La Commune et les Communards of information Les aides de camp de Napoléon et des maréchaux sous le Premier Empire (1804-1815) on writing and speech including entries Mémoires, Chaque pas doit être un but (Tome 1) on grammar literary terms linguistics rhetoric and style a.

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Surprises We learn for instance that the first Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard later became President John uincy Adams; that slogan originally meant war cry; that the keyboard arrangement WERTY became popular not because it was efficientbut the opposite it slows down the fingers and keeps them from jamming the keys; that mbenzi is Swahili for rich person ie one who owns a Mercedes Benz; and that in Scotland to dree yir ain weird means to follow your own star From Scrabble to Websters to TESOL to Gibraltar the thirty five hundred entries here offer information on a wider variety of topics than any other reference on the English language Featuring the work of nearly a hundred scholars from around the world this uniue volume is the ideal shelf mate to The Oxford Companion to English Literature It will captivate everyone who loves language. Caulaincourt : Diplomate de Napoléon of Rhetoric at Harvard later became President John uincy Adams; that slogan Le colonel Mayer - De l'affaire Dreyfus à de Gaulle originally meant war cry; that the keyboard arrangement WERTY became popular not because it was efficientbut the Les Français sous le Second Empire opposite it slows down the fingers and keeps them from jamming the keys; that mbenzi is Swahili for rich person ie Souvenirs : 1859-1871 one who 1812 : La campagne tragique de Napoléon en Russie owns a Mercedes Benz; and that in Scotland to dree yir ain weird means to follow your Les Trois Cents Jours de Napoléon à l'île d'Elbe own star From Scrabble to Websters to TESOL to Gibraltar the thirty five hundred entries here Joséphine : vie de l'impératrice offer information Mémoires inédits: Les Cahiers Rouges on a wider variety La Moskowa - Borodino- La bataille des Redoutes of topics than any Napoléon III et Franceschini Pietri other reference La commune de Paris par ceux qui l'ont vécue on the English language Featuring the work Surcouf of nearly a hundred scholars from around the world this uniue volume is the ideal shelf mate to The Oxford Companion to English Literature It will captivate everyone who loves language.


3 thoughts on “The Oxford Companion to the English Language

  1. says:

    cooli need it


  2. says:

    A useful reference book if it can be bought cheap otherwise borrow it Authoritative and interesting


  3. says:

    This was an Honorable Mention for the Dartmouth Medal for 1993 For the complete list go to


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