Tom McArthur (ed), "The Oxford Companion to the English Language"
Oxford University Press | 1992 | ISBN: 019214183X | siPDF | 1216 pages | 33.6 MB
"If a telephone reference caller asks what deconstructionism is–or for the difference between a spondee and a dactyl, or for a clarification of Nice-Nellyism or the Gunning Fog Index–this is the source to reach for. The range here is wonderfully broad: language history, dialects, grammar, style, rhetoric, and so forth… this is a fine book for reference and browsing. Highly recommended."