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The Penguin Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Rosalind Fergusson
ISBN : UCSC:32106015613885
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.

The Facts On File Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Martin H. Manser
ISBN : 9780816066735
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.

Russian English Dictionary Of Proverbs And Sayings

Author : Alexander Margulis
ISBN : 9781476609577
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as “Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people,” is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: “Young colts will canter” (British) and “Boys will be boys” (American). The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.

A Dictionary Of American Proverbs

Author : Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN : 9780195053999
Genre : Reference
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Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins

Concise Dictionary Of European Proverbs

Author : Emanuel Strauss
ISBN : 9781136789717
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This concise edition of the definitive 3-volume Dictionary of European Proverbs constitutes a fascinating collection of proverbs in 29 languages. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the English equivalent, allowing the reader to identify common trends easily and quickly. * All proverbs listed in original language * 29 European languages featured * Includes all proverbs in current use * Thoroughly checked by language specialists to ensure accuracy. The Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs is based on over 40 years in-depth research by the compiler. It is an essential reference source for linguists, ethnologists and folklorists, and of interest to anyone wanting to know about the origins, development and current usage of the proverb. Emanuel Straussis a world-renowned expert on proverbs.

English Proverb Poems

Author : Alexander Macfie
ISBN : 9781411696648
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Metaphor And Intercultural Communication

Author : Andreas Musolff
ISBN : 9781472570468
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Metaphor and Intercultural Communication examines in detail the dynamics of metaphor in interlingual contact, translation and globalization processes. Its case-studies, which combine methods of cognitive metaphor theory with those of corpus-based and discourse-oriented research, cover contact linguistic and cultural contacts between Chinese, English including Translational English and Aboriginal English, Greek, Kabyle, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish. Part I introduces readers to practical and methodological problems of the intercultural transfer of metaphor through empirical (corpus-based and experimental) studies of translators' experiences and strategies in dealing with figurative language in a variety of contexts. Part II explores the universality-relativity dimension of cross- and intercultural metaphor on the basis of empirical data from various European and non-European cultures. Part III investigates the socio-economic and political consequences of figurative language use through case studies of communication between aboriginal and mainstream cultures, in the media, in political discourse and gender-related discourses. Special attention is paid to cases of miscommunication and of deliberate re- and counter-conceptualisation of clichés from one culture into another. The results open new perspectives on some of the basic assumptions of the 'classic' cognitive paradigm, e.g. regarding metaphor understanding, linguistic relativity and concept-construction.

A Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Claremont Staff
ISBN : 1854715453
Genre : Reference
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Creating Worldviews

Author : James W Underhill
ISBN : 9780748688678
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.

The Penguin Dictionary Of First Names

Author : David Pickering
ISBN : IND:30000092685902
Genre : Names, Personal
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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.

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