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Oxford Companion to the English Language


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IntroductionContributors and consultantsAbbreviationsPhonetic symbolsOxford Companion to the English LanguageBibliography

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Tom McArthur is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, 2002-, and the founder editor of the quarterly journal English Today (CUP), serving from 1984-2007. He was also Director of the Extra-Mural Centre for English Language Studies at the University of Edinburgh (1979-84), and Associate Professor of English at the Universite du Quebec, Canada, (1979-84). Since 1985 he has been an editor, writer, lecturer, and ELT consultant. He has broadcast with the BBC (UK), CBC (Canada), and ABC (Australia), and has lectured and presented papers in over twenty countries.Jacqueline Lam-McArthur is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists; Chief Moderator for the Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) and the International Diploma in Bilingual Communications (IDBC) at the Institute of Linguists, London; and examiner, marker, and vetter for Chinese (Putonghua/Mandarin and Cantonese) for the Diplomatic Service Language Allowance Examination at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London.Lise Fontaine is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University in the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) where she lectures mainly on functional grammar, word meaning, corpus linguistics, and psycholinguistics. Her research interests include functional grammar theory and, more specifically, the study of referring expressions as realised in the noun phrase. In addition to publishing over 20 articles and book chapters, she is the author of Analyzing English Grammar: A systemic-functional introduction (CUP, 2012). She has also co-edited Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice (CUP, 2013); Choice in Language (Equinox, 2013); Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics: An Appliable Theory of Language (Routledge, printing), and The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics (CUP, printing).Contributors to the second edition:Michelle AldridgeBrook BolanderWendy L. BowcherChang ChenguangMercedes DurhamAnne McCabeAnne MangenGerard O'GradyLuke RudgeMuhammad ShabanTereza SpiliotiErich SteinerCaroline Tagg Jonathan WebsterShigeru YamadaContributors to the first edition:Jean AitchisonA. J. AitkenJohn AlgeoRobert E. AllenJon AmastaeTony AugardeRichard W. BaileyWilliam W. BarkerDennis E. BaronLaurie BauerJohn BaughPaul BealeDavid BlairEyamba G. BokambaWhitney F. BoltonJean BranfordWilliam BranfordLawrence B. BreitbordeChristopher J. BrumfitRobert W. BurchfieldGarland CannonLawrence D. CarringtonFrederic G. CassidySylvia ChalkerRaymond ChapmanPaul ChristophersenIsagani R. CruzDavid CrystalW. D. Wimal DissanayakeConnie C. EbleJohn EdwardsStanley EllisMargery FeeJean-Marc GachelinCharles GilmanAndrew GonzalesSidney GreenbaumAnjum R. HaqueReinhard HartmannMohamed H. HelielGeoffrey HughesRobert F. IlsonBraj B. KachruYamuna KachruGillian S. KayFrancis E. KnowlesGerald KnowlesMargot LawrenceSangsup LeeMichael LeskPeter H. LowenbergWilliam D. LutzIseabail C. McLeodRejend MesthrieSalikoko S. MufweneWalter NashCecil L. NelsonNoel E. OsseltonFrank R. PalmerRajeshwari PandharipandeJohn PlattRene James QuinaultWilliam S. RamsonSuzanne RomaineAdrian RoomWilliam ShephardLarry E. SmithS. N. SridharJames StanlawSol SteinmetzPeter StrevensMary TayLoreto ToddBarry TomalinPeter TrudgillChristopher UpwardLaurence UrdangKatie WalesHeidi WeberEdmund WeinerLise S. WinerMargaret E. WintersConsultants:Richard AllwrightJacqueline AndersonLourdes B. BautistaBen BenedikzRoger BowersJ. K. ChambersSandra ClarkeRachel DavisAgnes DreverRobert A. DunbarAnna DunlopBarbara GoldsmidDavid GoughBarbara HarrisTom HechtJoan HughesSally HuntFadilah JasmaniS. JohanssonDamian J. KellyVirginia LaCastroLeonhard LipkaLouise McIvorKevin McNameeDavid I. MassonDhun MehtaGodfrey MeintjesTatsuo MiyajimaDiarmaid O hAirtMaria-Grazia PederzaniMary PenrithFrederick H. G. PercyPeter PitmanArnold D. N. PittGraham PointonVelma PollardCamilla RaabF. Gordon RohlehrA. O. SanvedSybil SarelDonald ScraggJohn Singler


this is a fascinating reference tool, of value not only to professional linguists, but also to anyone with an interest in the English language and, at GBP12.99 for more than 700 pages, a bargain. * Professor T.D. Wilson, Information Research *

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