Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With contributions from more than 130 experts worldwide, the language is viewed from an international perspective, covering Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to South Asian English.
The International Encyclopedia of Linguistics encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics with special attention given to interrelations within these branches of the field and to relations of linguistics with other disciplines.
Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of information about the English language and its history. Find out where the words 'bungalow' and 'assassin' came from, what 'nice' meant in the Middle Ages and much more.
The Handbook of English Linguistics brings together articles from the core areas of English linguistics, including syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, as well as variation, discourse, stylistics, and usage. Written by specialists from around the world, each contribution provides an introduction to a key area of English linguistics and includes a discussion of the most recent theoretical and descriptive research, as well as extensive bibliographic references.
The Handbook of the History of English is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that focus on the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language. The innovative organization of this volume applies recent insights to old problems, and surveys the history of English from the perspective of structural developments in areas such as phonology, Posody morphology, syntax, semantics, language variation, and dialectology.
The Handbook of World Englishes is a collection of specially commissioned articles focusing on selected critical dimensiosn and case studies of the theoretical, ideological, applied, and pedagogical issues related to English as it is spoken around the world. The Handbook represents the cross-cultural and international contextualization of the English language, and the contributions articulate the visions of scholars from major varieties of world Englishes - African, Asian, European, and North and South American.
Access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied by examples of language in use,