Oxford Dictionary of English

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Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199571120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2069

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

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Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019954378X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

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Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.

The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English.

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Author: Della Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198603450

Category: English language

Page: 1104

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This reissue marks the 75th anniversary of publication of the Pocket Oxford Dictionary - the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket dictionary. It is also the most practical and user-friendly pocket dictionary available. With over 140,000 words, phrases, and definitions explained in modern English, together with helpful labelling of informal and slang terms, it should be the first choice for everyday reference use in schools, offices and the home. Etymologies are presented simply, providing interesting information on the origins of thousands of words. Boxes with illustrative examples provide guidance on difficult aspects of English usage, with further guidance given in the Better English Guide which includes many useful tips from Oxfords English language specialists.

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

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Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198605713

Category: Reference

Page: 1083

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This is a reissue of the ninth edition of the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket English dictionary. It is one of the new generation Oxford dictionaries derived from the database of the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English and is particularly user friendly with its elegant open design, with different elements starting on new lines. It offers excellent coverage of English as an international language, the defining style is straightforward and non-technical, andthousands of examples illustrate idiomatic usage. All irregular noun, verb, and adjectival inflections are spelled out in full, while guidance on grammar and good usage is provided by in-text notes. Additional features include Wordbuilder boxes giving information on related words and thematic tables on subjects such as countries, chemical elements, and nationalities. This title replaces ISBN: 0-19-861334-2.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Author: T. F. Hoad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505717

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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A guide to word origins offers entries covering the history and sense-development of a major part of the modern English vocabulary.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Author: John Ayto,John Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English

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Author: Clive Upton,William A. Kretzschmar,Rafal Konopka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1208

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Compiled by a team of linguistics experts, this is a comprehensive pronunciation dictionary which gives phonetic transcriptions using the International Phonetic Alphabet for the rendering of words and proper names in both British and American English.

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

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Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735308

Category:

Page: 540

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This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 400 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions bring the third edition of this dictionary fully up to date. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Author: Peter Gilliver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191009687

Category: History

Page: 688

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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary He has drawn on a wide range of sources-including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony-to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people-many of them remarkable individuals-who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

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Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666156

Category: Reference

Page: 1086

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"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

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Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547939

Category: History

Page: 502

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Main edition

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Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199601080

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.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Author: Patrick Hanks,Richard Coates,Peter McClure

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192527479

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Oxford Thesaurus of English

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Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560811

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 988

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Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

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Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199675120

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.