Oxford Very First Dictionary Big Book 2007

A simple alphabetical dictionary that contains over 300 words in alphabetical order, each with a simple definition and a colourful picture. There are also additional end sections with words that children will find useful when writing.

Author: Clare Kirtley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199117756

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Page: 64

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A simple alphabetical dictionary that contains over 300 words in alphabetical order, each with a simple definition and a colourful picture. There are also additional end sections with words that children will find useful when writing.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199601089

Category: Reference

Page: 1728

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This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present.

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199668701

Category: Reference

Page: 1126

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Complete with a keyword index and expanded information on authors and particular quotations, this definitive guide to quotations in English means that you will always know who said what, where, and when.

Oxford School Dictionary Thesaurus

Using the Oxford Concise School Dictionary on the top part of the page and the corresponding Oxford Concise School Thesaurus entries on the bottom, this combined Oxford School Dictionary and Thesaurus provides a one-stop shop for upper ...

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199115362

Category: English language

Page: 796

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Using the Oxford Concise School Dictionary on the top part of the page and the corresponding Oxford Concise School Thesaurus entries on the bottom, this combined Oxford School Dictionary and Thesaurus provides a one-stop shop for upper primary/lower secondary school users. The headwords are in colour and the design is clear and accessible. The dictionary provides comprehensive coverage appropriate for the Y7 user, along with word origins, pronunciation guides, idiomatic phrases and idioms,labels and up-to-date example sentences. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 up-to-date synonyms, with those with meaning closest to that of the headword placed first to enable users to select the most accurate alternative.

Brave New Words The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

This is the first book to document this vocabulary transfer. Not just a useful reference and an entertaining browse, this book also documents the enduring legacy of science fiction writers and fans.

Author: Jeff Prucher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199885527

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre's most talented writers. In addition, it shows how many words we consider everyday vocabulary-words like "spacesuit," "blast off," and "robot"-had their roots in imaginative literature, and not in hard science. Citations are included for each definition, starting with the earliest usage that can be found. These citations are drawn not only from science fiction books and magazines, but also from mainstream publications, fanzines, screenplays, newspapers, comics, film, songs, and the Internet. In addition to illustrating the different ways each word has been used, citations also show when and where words have moved out of the science fiction lexicon and into that of other subcultures or mainstream English. Brave New Words covers the shared language of science fiction, as well as the vocabulary of science fiction criticism and its fans--those terms that are used by many authors in multiple settings. Words coined in science fiction have become part of the vocabulary of any number of subcultures and endeavors, from comics, to neo-paganism, to aerospace, to computers, to environmentalism, to zine culture. This is the first book to document this vocabulary transfer. Not just a useful reference and an entertaining browse, this book also documents the enduring legacy of science fiction writers and fans.

A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Fully cross-referenced and with web links, this is a clear and authoritative guide to an increasingly important area of medicine.

Author: John Lackie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199549351

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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This dictionary includes 10,000 A-Z entries on all areas of biomedicine. It also covers terms from related areas, including anatomy, genetics, pathology, pharmacology, and clinical medicine. Fully cross-referenced and with web links, this is a clear and authoritative guide to an increasingly important area of medicine.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical.

Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199675128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

This major new edition replaces ISBN 0-19-860283-9.

Author: James Morwood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019861005X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

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Packed with extra features, this intermediate-level dictionary is designed specifically to fit the needs of today's student. Compact and practical, it covers over 45,000 words and phrases, and includes a guide to Latin grammar, extra notes on difficult words and constructions, and useful appendices on topics such as money, weights and measures. This major new edition replaces ISBN 0-19-860283-9.

The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

MEDAL2: Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2nd edition 2007, Oxford: Macmillan Education. NOAD: The New Oxford American Dictionary, 1st edition 2001, New York: Oxford University Press. NODE: The New Oxford Dictionary of ...

Author: Howard Jackson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441114150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Lexicography offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study. Each companion is a comprehensive reference resource featuring an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. Lexicography, as the practice of compiling dictionaries, has a long tradition that has been, for much of the time, largely independent of linguistics. The direct influence of linguistics on lexicography goes back around 50 years, though longer in the case of learners' dictionaries. The present volume aims to reflect on the research that has been and is being done in lexicography and to point the way forward. It tackles, among other topics, the critique of dictionaries in the electronic medium, the future of historical lexicography in the electronic mode with special reference to the online Oxford English Dictionary, and e-lexicography in general.

Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary

This dictionary comes complete with a grammar supplement and offers an extensive word count for its size. It will be of particular interest to 'A' level students.

Author: Shigeru Takebayashi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198607482

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1021

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The Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary is an essential reference for any English-speaker learning Japanese, whether they're studying the language at school or university, or learning it on their own. It offers detailed coverage of Japanese vocabulary, giving headwords and examples in both romanized and script form, along with thousands of examples that help you find the translation you need quickly and easily. Translations for each entry are clear and concise, and offer guidance on grammar and usage, with slang, formal, and derogatory terms clearly marked. Additional supplements include a guide to grammar; help with pronunciation, numbers, and days of the week; and cultural information, covering topics such as the government, political parties, and historical periods of Japan.Readership: An essential reference for all English-speakers learning Japanese, whether they're at school, university, or teaching themselves the language.

Dictionary of First Names

The ultimate guide to 10,000 first names.

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 0550104291

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 468

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- What does the name Calvin mean? - What is the meaning of Beverley? - Which boy's name means 'little seal'? - Which girl's name means 'spear strength'? - And what links Merle and Mavis? Chambers Dictionary of First Names offers pronunciations, meanings, histories, variant spellings and other colourful information about 10,000 names in more than 4,000 entries. It also explains changing fashions in names, mentions famous historical, literary or cultural figures who bore a name and offers invaluable advice on everything from cultural traditions to potential pitfalls in naming your child. Whether you're an expectant parent, have a scholarly interest or simply want to look up your own name or those of your friends, you will find Chambers Dictionary of First Names to be endlessly fascinating. answers bald; beaver stream; Ronan; Gertrude; both are birds: Merle means blackbird and Mavis means songthrush

The Early Literacy Handbook

133 Graham J, Lister M Collins First School Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers, London, UK. 134 Delahunty A (2011) Oxford First Dictionary. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 135 Dignen S (2007) Oxford Junior Dictionary.

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781909280120

Category: Education

Page: 117

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The heart of this book is a new approach to the teaching of language and literacy. Its focus is exemplary classroom practice built on rigorous theory and evidence.The approach combines new theory and dynamic practice in its advocacy for contextualised teaching. This book shows how the teaching of smaller units of language, such as sentences, words, letters and phonemes, follows naturally from the context of whole texts. The book offers: practical examples, photographs from settings, case studies and action points to help any practitioner working with young children to develop one of the most crucial life skills, advice on how to build on children's motivation using whole texts, clear guidance on phonics teching in an appropriate context and a unique blend of new theory and dynamic practice.

The Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics

A comprehensive guide to the terms, concepts, and theories of pragmatics - the study of language in use - from the traditional to the most recent, showing how they originated and how they are used.

Author: Yan Huang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199539802

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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A comprehensive guide to the terms, concepts, and theories of pragmatics - the study of language in use - from the traditional to the most recent, showing how they originated and how they are used. A vital resource for students and researchers in linguistics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and computational linguistics.

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Williams pins a whole, rich life to the page' The Times In 1901, the word 'bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.

Author: Pip Williams

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 1784743860

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Page: 336

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The Penguin Dictionary of First Names

Detailed and informative, it is essential reading for expectant parents and for anyone who is intrigued by the story attached to each name.

Author: David Pickering

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: IND:30000092685902

Category: Names, Personal

Page: 400

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What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. Now fully updated for its second edition, with 150 new entries, The Penguin Dictionary of First Names takes a close look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from all parts of the English-speaking world. Detailed and informative, it is essential reading for expectant parents and for anyone who is intrigued by the story attached to each name.

Lost for Words

Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.

Author: Lynda Mugglestone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300106998

Category: History

Page: 273

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Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.

American Book Publishing Record

423 English Dictionaries COLOR Oxford dictionary and 423 thesaurus / first ed . edited by Sara Hawker . 2nd ed . / Oxford ; Oxford University Press , 2007 . p . cm . Rev . ed . of : Color Oxford dictionary , thesaurus , and wordpower ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

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The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Online <http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary .com/>. ... Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (2007). ... (First issued as A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles.) ...

Author: Philip Durkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199691630

Category: Lexicography

Page: 736

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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art Artists

This new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists has been fully revised and updated as well as including dozens of new entries offering an insightful and informative view of America's artistic heritage.

Author: Ann Lee Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191073885

Category: Art

Page: 559

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This new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists has been fully revised and updated as well as including dozens of new entries offering an insightful and informative view of America's artistic heritage. An indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism, this valuable resource provides readers with a wealth of factual detail and perceptive analysis of America's leading artists. This new edition has been updated to include a number of entries on prevailing topics such as body art, light and space, Indian-American art, scatter art, and transactional art, and features many new or greatly expanded biographical entries on artists such as Ida Applebroog, Guerilla Girls, Peter Hujar and Shirin Neshat. Morgan offers readers a wealth of authoritative information as well as well-informed analysis and criticism of artists and their work. Filled with fascinating historical background and penetrating insight, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists is an essential resource for art lovers everywhere.

Dictionary of Untranslatables

Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology. Edited by Stephen F. Brown and Juan Carlos Flores. ... First published in 1961. ... NewYork: Oxford University Press, 2007. Le nouveau dictionnaire des auteurs.

Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400849918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1344

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Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy—or any—translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas. Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and cultures Includes terms from more than a dozen languages Entries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkers Available in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more Contains extensive cross-references and bibliographies An invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities