Oxford English

Oxford English: A Guide To The Language


Based on a wide range of Oxford reference books--from The Oxford Companion to English Literature to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Science--this comprehensive guide will help everyone express themselves more effectively in both written and spoken English. Divided into four sections for easy access, Oxford English covers The Written Word, including word formation, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, words commonly misspelled, foreign words and phrases, and much more; The Spoken Word, a guide to pronunciation, speech-making, verbal forms of address, and slang; The Language of Literature, a selection of quotations and proverbs, a dictionary of literary terms, and a look at famous authors and their works; and The Language of Science, Technology, and Commerce, which offers a dictionary of commercial and legal terms, "computer-ese," scientific and medical language, chemical elements, logic symbols, and proof-corrections marks. No other guide even approaches the comprehensiveness of this volume. Providing clear information and advice for those who want to write a letter, make a speech, or simply use our language more gracefully in everyday life, Oxford English is the perfect reference for home or office.



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
  • ISBN-13: 9780192829481
  • ISBN: 0192829483
  • Publication Year: 1993
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