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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 experts worldwide, the language is viewed from an international perspective, covering Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to South Asian English. Substantial entries are given on key subjects such as American and British differences, computing, etymology, pidgin, poetry, sexism, Shakespeare's language, and slang. Features include pieces on place-names, borrowings from other languages, the evolution of the alphabet, and the story of the expression 'OK'. Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Please subscribe or login to access full text content.
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature first published in , edited by the retired diplomat Sir Paul Harvey — , was the earliest of the Oxford Companions to appear. It is currently in its seventh edition , edited by Dinah Birch. The work, which has been periodically updated, includes biographies of prominent historical and leading contemporary writers in the English language, entries on major works, "allusions which may be encountered", significant serial publications and literary clubs. Writers in other languages are included when they have affected the anglophone world. The Companion achieved "classic status" with the expanded fifth edition edited by novelist and scholar Margaret Drabble , [1] and the book was often referred to as "The Drabble". Harvey's entries concerning Sir Walter Scott , much admired by Drabble in the introduction to the fifth edition, had to be reduced for reasons of space, in the sixth edition. Modern technology has meant that the two most recent editions have been updated at intervals of about five years before more radical changes are made; a revised printing of the sixth edition was published in

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