The Oxford Guide to World English takes up where its "mother book," the Oxford Companion to the English Language, left off. Organized by continent, there are chapters on Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, Oceania, and Antarctica. Tom McArthur covers the world's many varieties of English in an interconnected way and notes the ties that bind varieties and regions that are geographically far apart. The end result is a book that, while invaluable to the specialist, is accessible and appealing to the non-specialist, and covers a vast spread of "Englishes" from Brummie, Cockney, Estuary, and RP in the UK to New York and New Orleans speech in the US and such other varieties as Indian English, Maori English, and West African Pidgin.
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Tom McArthur is the editor of the quarterly journal English Today: The International Review of the English Language. He has published 15 books on aspects of language, including the general editorship of The Oxford Companion to the English Language, and has taught at the Universities of Bombay, Edinburgh, Exeter, and Quebec.
`Review from other book by this author Written in an accessible style ... Tom McArthur ought to know what constitutes a good reference book and he has succeeded in compiling an outstanding example ... this Companion is for the moment unrivalled.'
The Year in Reference
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`This is a wonderfully comprehensive resource which will appeal to anyone interested in language.'
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198607717