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The Oxford Companion to the English Language By Edited by Tom McArthur

The Oxford Companion to the English Language
by Edited by Tom 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 culture, sexism in language, technology, the media and English as a world language.
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The Oxford Companion to the English Language by Edited by Tom McArthur

This language reference book, written by over 90 specialist contributors, contains articles ranging from the "core" aspects of English - its grammar, history, pronunciation and usage - to such wider issues as linguistics, education, literature, technology and geography. There are entries for people, books and institutions which have shaped the language, or its study, and there is wide coverage of English throughout the world, and the influence of politics and culture. Fully cross-referenced with bibliographies for major entries, and an index of people included in the text, the volume also contains a chronology of the English language from Roman times to the 1990s.

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About Edited by Tom McArthur

About the Editor:
Tom McArthur is Editor of the journal English Today.

Table of 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).

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language by Edited by Tom McArthur
Edited by Tom McArthur
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