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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names Hardcover – December 31, 1960


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  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4th edition (December 31, 1960)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198691033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198691037
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bluevapo on November 29, 2013
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This book scarcely needs a review; if you know about, it's because you're already interested in the subject. English place names are fascinating to anyone interested in language. Here is history; Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Roman names, sometimes twisted out of all recognition by time and changing speech-patterns, but still traceable by an expert such as Ekwall. Don't expect to be spoon-fed, though; he takes it for granted that you know how to use the book, and you won't find some of the more recent inventions.
A book for serious study, or a book for browsing in. You choose.
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The edition I used to own had my village listed - this one didn't, which I thought was odd... Nevertheless a useful book.
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