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Cambridge Dictionary Of American Idioms

Author : Cambridge
ISBN : 052153271X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book unlocks the meaning of more than 5,000 idioms used in American English today.

In The Know Students Book And Audio Cd

Author : Cindy Leaney
ISBN : 0521545420
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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In the Know teaches the idioms students need to know in order to use and understand everyday idiomatic English.

Cambridge Idioms Dictionary

Author : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521677696
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This new edition of the Cambridge Idioms Dictionary explains over 7,000 idioms current in British, American and Australian English, helping learners to understand them and use them with confidence. * Fully updated with new idioms, e.g. think outside the box, play out of your skin, the new black * New, attractive page layout with idioms in colour for easy reference * Clear explanations and example sentences for every idiom * Most common idioms highlighted so students know which to learn * Topic section covering useful language areas, e.g. agreeing and disagreeing, telling stories


Author : Dilin Liu
ISBN : 9781351563314
Genre : Education
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This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics combined with informed teaching practices. Idioms is organized into three parts: Part I includes discussion of idiom definition, classification, usage patterns, and functions. Part II investigates the process involved in the comprehension of idioms and the factors that influence individuals’ understanding and use of idioms in both L1 and L2. Part III explores idiom acquisition and the teaching and learning of idioms, focusing especially on the strategies and techniques used to help students learn idioms. To assist the reader in grasping the key issues, study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. The text also includes a glossary of special terms and an annotated list of selective idiom reference books and student textbooks. Idioms is designed to serve either as a textbook for ESL/applied linguistics teacher education courses or as a reference book. No matter how the book is used, it will equip ESL/applied linguistics students and professionals with a solid understanding of various issues related to idioms and the learning of them.

Cambridge Dictionary Of American English Network Cd Rom

Author : Sidney I. Landau
ISBN : 0521799155
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The authoritative guide to American English as it's really used today. The Network CD-ROM makes the world's best American English electronic dictionary available over a local PC network. Computer-equipped classrooms and language labs can now access all of the features available on the CD. Learners can hear pronunciations of all entry words, recorded by native speakers of American English. Users can search for words or entries with particular parts of speech, grammar codes, and usage labels, as well as search by category. Students can add their own notes to entries. Links between entries and related pictures and appendixes give learners additional information at the click of a mouse.

Cambridge International Dictionary Of Idioms

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ISBN : 052162567X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Idioms are widely used in English and yet their meaning is often difficult to guess. This new reference book contains around 7000 idioms current in British, American and Australian English today which are explained clearly and simply using a carefully controlled defining vocabulary. It demonstrates how idioms are used by giving thousands of example sentences based on the Cambridge International Corpus, and shows clear information on grammar and collocation. It also provides etymological information where appropriate to enable better understanding and to make idioms easier to learn and remember. A full index makes idioms easy to find.Additional learning aids are provided in the form of photocopiable exercises and theme panels which present idioms in groups according to their meaning or function. Guidance is also given on the most useful idioms to learn.

The Cambridge History Of The English Language

Author : Richard M. Hogg
ISBN : 0521264790
Genre : English language
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Volume 1, Beginnings to 1066: This volume deals with the history of English up to the Norman Conquest and contains chapters on Indo-European and Germanic, phonology and morphology, syntax, semantics and vocabulary, dialectology, onomastics, and literary language. Each chapter, as well as giving a chronologically-oriented presentation of the data, surveys scholarship in the area and takes full account of the impact of developing and current linguistic theory on the interpretation of the data. The chapters have been written with both specialists and non-specialists in mind.

The Cambridge French English Thesaurus

Author : Marie-Noklle Lamy
ISBN : 0521425816
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This highly useful bilingual thesaurus is aimed at all English-speaking learners and users of French at intermediate and more advanced levels. Structured in a uniquely helpful way, it is arranged thematically, with extensive subdivisions into topic categories. Two alphabetical indexes of more than 8,000 words each, one listing English vocabulary and the other French, help readers find what they're looking for easily. This is the best bilingual thesaurus available Like the best thesauri, it gives not only analogous words but analogous phrases and expressions as well; moreover it explains in what contexts the different synonyms should be used. Contains a wealth of information Let's say you want to look up the French for the word "difficult." You may know that this translates into French as "difficile" but may be curious about other, synonymous words that could be used to mean "difficult" in slightly different contexts. Look up "difficult" in the English-French index at the back of the book, and you're directed to a section that gives you a range of synonymous words and tells you when to use them. Explains nuances and contexts In this way it's like a very elaborate dictionary, with phrases as well as words. Easy to use in French and English There's not only a long English-French index, but a long French-English one as well, so you can come at it from either language, to find your lists of synonyms in either English or French. Moreover, it gives American English expressions as well as British English ones, wherever they differ.

Dictionary Activities

Author : Cindy Leaney
ISBN : 9780521690409
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Dictionary Activities is a fantastic teaching resource which helps students get to know their dictionaries by explaining dictionary features and how to navigate them. The book also covers more complex topics such as collocations, idioms and word building. Dictionary Activities also looks at the use of electronic dictionaries and other non-standard specialized dictionaries such as picture dictionaries. In addition to providing over 90 dictionary activities to use in the language classroom, this book is also invaluable to any teacher who wants to improve their own knowledge of how dictionaries work. Dictionary Activities contains eight chapters which deal with: Confidence and dictionary skills-building activities, vocabulary-building activities, grammar activities, pronunciation activities, reading and writing activities, quick activities, CD-ROM and electronic dictionary activities and specialized dictionaries. A wealth of ideas for building dictionary skills in class and making the most of dictionaries as a teaching resource.

Linguistics An Introduction

Author : William B. McGregor
ISBN : 9780567488688
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction. It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse -coverage of writing in electronic media -revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguistics Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. It features examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students. The book comes with a large Companion Website, also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.

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