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Oxford Guide to World English
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 1, 2003
Pages 420
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198607717
ISBN-10 0198607717
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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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from Oxford Univ Pr (October 18, 2002)
9780198662488 | details & prices | 420 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $39.95
About: 'In the closing years of the twentieth century, the English language has become a global resource.
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from Oxford Univ Pr (August 1, 2003); titled "Oxford Guide to World English"
9780198607717 | details & prices | 420 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The Oxford Guide to World English takes up where its "mother book," the Oxford Companion to the English Language, left off.

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