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Oxford Very First Dictionary

Author : Clare Kirtley
ISBN : 0199115427
Genre : Picture dictionaries, English
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The Oxford Very First Dictionary introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way. The dictionary has over 300 familiar words each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. There are also pages of topic-themed vocabulary at theback of the book, all illustrated too. Each page is clearly laid out so it is easy to pick out the main features - the alphabet down the side of the page, the letter of the page you are on in red. These are key features that young children come across as they start their non-fiction reading. Alovely extra for this age level is the illustrated opening letter - A shows a juicy apple, B shows some buzzing bees.A great introduction to the world of dictionaries.

Oxford First Dictionary

Author : Evelyn Goldsmith
ISBN : 0199115192
Genre : English language
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The Oxford First Dictionary, now with new text and artwork, is the authoritative dictionary for children in their first years at school. Each page is a colourful, clear and accessible, introduction to the elements of a dictionary: 1500 entries in alphabetical order, simple, easy-to-read meanings, parts of speech (noun or verb), plurals, and topical examples sentences to clarify meaning. The full alphabet appears on every page with acoloured tab on the letter of the page - plus the dictionary quartiles are picked out in a vibrant colour. Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for the child who is practising their alphabet skills. Guidewords also appear on every page. All the artwork is new and each illustration adds to understanding as well as giving the book child-appeal. Extra material at the back accurately hooks in to the curriculum at this level. It includes information on the magic 'e', basic punctuation to create questions and statements, simple grammar,key overused words (with alternatives) as well as opposites, words we use a lot, irregular plurals, numbers, measurement, time, seasons, and colours and shapes.

The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

Author : Howard Jackson
ISBN : 9781441114150
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

The Oxford Dictionary Of The Classical World

Author : John Willoby Roberts
ISBN : 0192801465
Genre : History
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Spanning almost one thousand years, from the first Olympic Games in 776 BC to the death of Marcus Aurelius in AD 180, this accessible and wide-ranging reference work draws on the groundbreaking Oxford Classical Dictionary to present more than 2,500 entries on the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The dictionary covers key aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and literature, such as science, social structure, philosophy, and religion, and contains comprehensive articles on central figures, both real and mythological, from Achilles to Zeno.

Children S Writing And Drawing As Design

Author : Diane Mavers
ISBN : 9781136919602
Genre : Education
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Children’s everyday text making is remarkable in its very ordinariness. This book investigates the multiple ways in which children make meaning as they draw and write – in copying, online messaging, spelling ‘mistakes’, shading, layout – at home and at school, on the page and on the screen.

A Dictionary Of World History

Author : Thomas Edmund Farnsworth Wright
ISBN : 9780199685691
Genre : History
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As well as over 4000 clear and concise entries, this dictionary also contains biographies of key figures in world history. Other useful features include, subject entries on religious and political movements, maps, and full international coverage.

Brave New Words

Author : Jeff Prucher
ISBN : UOM:39015067680655
Genre : Fiction
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The shared language of science fiction is covered in this historical dictionary that shows how science-fiction words and their associated concepts have developed over time and includes more than three thousand terms and an analysis of the influence of science fiction on the English language.

The Oxford Handbook Of Lexicography

Author : Philip Durkin
ISBN : 9780199691630
Genre : Lexicography
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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.

Oxford Dictionary Of Reference And Allusion

Author : Andrew Delahunty
ISBN : 9780199567461
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography 2005 2008

Author : Lawrence Goldman
ISBN : 9780199671540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Architecture

Author : James Stevens Curl
ISBN : 9780199674985
Genre : Architecture
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Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

Oxford First Bilingual Dictionary

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ISBN : 0195992911
Genre : English language
File Size : 64. 7 MB
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles

Author : Angus Stevenson
ISBN : 0199233241
Genre : Reference
File Size : 64. 95 MB
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Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 600,000 definitions and more than 85,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.

The Meaning Of Everything

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 019517500X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 51. 13 MB
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Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

The Early Literacy Handbook

Author : Dominic Wyse
ISBN : 9781909280120
Genre : Education
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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.

Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations

Author : Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN : 0199668701
Genre : Reference
File Size : 59. 16 MB
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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.

A Dictionary Of Nursing

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ISBN : 9780199211777
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The Oxford Guide To Etymology

Author : Philip Durkin
ISBN : 9780191618789
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This practical introduction to word history investigates every aspect of where words come from and how they change. Philip Durkin, chief etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary, shows how different types of evidence can shed light on the myriad ways in which words change in form and meaning. He considers how such changes can be part of wider linguistic processes, or be influenced by a complex mixture of social and cultural factors. He illustrates every point with a wide range of fascinating examples. Dr Durkin investigates folk etymology and other changes which words undergo in everyday use. He shows how language families are established, how words in different languages can have a common ancester, and the ways in which the latter can be distinguished from words introduced through language contact. He examines the etymologies of the names of people and places. His focus is on English but he draws many examples from languages such as French, German, and Latin which cast light on the pre-histories of English words. The Oxford Guide to Etymology is reliable, readable, instructive, and enjoyable. Everyone interested in the history of words will value this account of an endlessly fascinating subject.

Jane Austen

Author : Marilyn Butler
ISBN : 9780191647567
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The Very Interesting People series includes the following titles: 1.William Shakespeare by Peter Holland 2. George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton 3. Charles Dickens by Michael Slater 4. Charles Darwin by Adrian Desmond, James Moore, and Janet Browne 5. Isaac Newton by Richard S.Westfall 6. Elizabeth I by Patrick Collinson 7. George III by John Cannon 8. Benjamin Disraeli by Jonathan Parry 9. Christopher Wren by Kerry Downes 10. John Ruskin by Robert Hewison 11. James Joyce by Bruce Stewart 12. John Milton by Gordon Campbell 13. Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler 14. Henry VIII by Eric Ives 15. Queen Victoria by K. D. Reynolds and H. C. G. Matthew 16. Winston Churchill by Paul Addison 17. Oliver Cromwell by John Morrill 18. Thomas Paine by Mark Philp 19. J. M. W. Turner by Luke Herrmann 20. William and Mary by Tony Claydon and W. A. Speck

The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of English

Author : Terttu Nevalainen
ISBN : 9780199996384
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the very processes of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety of conditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shaped English and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes--celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.

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