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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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The Oxford Companion to the English LanguageSurprises 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