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Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
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xxx, 1966 pages ; 27 cm
Endorsed by academics worldwide, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is the most authoritative English-Arabic / Arabic-English dictionary ever published. Based on real modern evidence and computational analysis of hundreds of millions of words of both English and Modern Standard Arabic (the standardized variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech), the dictionary boasts more than 130,000 words and phrases and 200,000 translations. This up-to-date resource has been designed for both Arabic and English native speakers and includes the latest vocabulary from computing, business, the media, and the arts, across both languages. The organization and layout have been designed for maximum clarity and ease of use. The most commonly used sense of each word is shown first, helping you to identify and understand the correct meaning, and more than 70,000 real-life example phrases help you interpret meaning and usage accurately. All Arabic text is shown with vowels to aid the learner of Arabic in pronunciation and comprehension and the Arabic-English section of the dictionary is usefully organised by root, which are listed alphabetically. The dictionary is also packed with extra features including tables of Arabic verbs, Arabic numbers, dates, and years, and irregular English verbs. Produced using the unique dictionary resources of Oxford University Press with an international team of expert advisors, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is a ground-breaking work, essential for any serious student of Arabic and English, as well as academics, professionals, business people, teachers, and translators.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199580330 20160616
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
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Jewish Studies; Linguistics
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xxxix, 704 p. ; 27 cm.
Green Library
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  • Models of English in the World / Edgar W. Schneider
  • The Spread of English / Peter Trudgill
  • English as a Lingua Franca in the Expanding Circle / Jennifer Jenkins
  • Australian and New Zealand Englishes / Laurie Bauer
  • English, Language Dominance, and Ecolinguistic Diversity Maintenance / Robert Phillipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
  • English in North America / Lauren Hall-Lew
  • Emergence of the Unmarked in Indian Englishes with Different Substrates / Caroline R. Wiltshire
  • World Englishes and Corpora / Christian Mair
  • World Englishes, Code-Switching, and Convergence / Barbara E. Bullock, Lars Hinrichs, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio
  • Second-Order Language Contact: English as an Academic Lingua Franca / Anna Mauranen
  • World Englishes and Creoles / Donald Winford
  • World Englishes, Second Language Acquisition, and Language Contact / Rajend Mesthrie
  • Isolated Varieties / Daniel Schreier, Danae Perez Inofuentes
  • The Atlantic Archipelago of the British Isles / Karen P. Corrigan
  • World Englishes and Cognitive Linguistics / Frank Polzenhagen, Hans-Georg Wolf
  • English in South Africa / Bertus van Rooy
  • World Englishes and Syntactic and Semantic Theory / Vivienne Fong
  • World Englishes and Dialectology / Lieselotte Anderwald
  • Retention and Innovation in Settler Englishes / Raymond Hickey
  • World Englishes and Sociolinguistic Theory / Devyani Sharma
  • World Englishes and the Study of Typology and Universals / Peter Siemund, Julia Davydova
  • Convergent Developments between 'Old' and 'New' Englishes / Markku Filppula
  • The Systemic Nature of Substratum Transfer / Bao Zhiming
  • Canonical Tag Questions in Asian Englishes: Forms, Functions, and Frequencies in Hong Kong English, Indian English, and Singapore English / Sebastian Hoffmann, Anne-Katrin Blass, Joybrato Mukherjee
  • Embedded Inversion as an Angloversal: Evidence from Inner, Outer, and Expanding Circle Englishes / Lea Meriläinen, Heli Paulasto
  • South Asia / Ravinder Gargesh, Pingali Sailaja
  • Southeast Asia / Lisa Lim
  • On the Intonation of Tonal Varieties of English / Carlos Gussenhoven
  • World Englishes and Language Ideologies / Rakesh M. Bhatt
  • Are Constructions Dialect-Proof? The Challenge of English Variational Data for Construction Grammar Research / Debra Ziegeler
  • World Englishes and Phonological Theory / Christian Uffmann
  • World Englishes, Pragmatics, and Discourse / Yamuna Kachru
  • East African English / Josef Schmied
  • English in West Africa / Ulrike Gut
  • Introduction / Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Devyani Sharma
  • The Caribbean / Véronique Lacoste.
As the most widely documented language in human history, English holds a unique key to unlocking some of the mysteries of the uniquely human endowment of language. Yet the field of World Englishes has remained somewhat marginal in linguistic theory. This collection heralds a more direct and mutually constructive engagement with current linguistic theories, questions, and methodologies. It achieves this through areal overviews, theoretical chapters, and case studies. The 36 articles are divided between four themes: Foundations, World Englishes and Linguistic Theory, Areal Profiles, and Case Studies. Part I sets out the complex history of the global spread of English. This is followed, in Part II, by chapters addressing the mutual relevance and importance of World Englishes and numerous theoretical subfields of Linguistics. Part III offers detailed accounts of the structure and social histories of specific varieties of English spoken across the globe, highlighting points of theoretical interest. The collection closes with a set of case studies that exemplify the type of analysis encouraged by the volume. As attention is focused on innovative work at the interface of dialect description and theoretical explanation, the book is more succinct in its treatment of applied themes, which are given complementary coverage in other works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199777716 20170807
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With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, and hundreds of explanatory notes, this dictionary provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available.
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This dictionary focuses on English as it is used today, informed by evidence and research from the Oxford English Corpus. It places the central and most frequent meanings of each word first, followed by secondary and technical senses, slang, idioms, and historical and archaic senses.
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This dictionary provides writers and editors from all fields of science with a clear and concise style guide for preparing scientific material for publication. It contains A-Z entries of preferred spellings, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols biological nomenclature, tables, prefixes and suffixes, and much more.
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Get stuck into this authoritative and entertaining dictionary of English idioms. Packed with over 6,000 entries from the whole of the English-speaking world, including figurative expressions similes, sayings, and proverbs, it really is the bee's knees. Ideal for students, learners, or anyone interested in the English language.
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This is an accessible, lively A-Z of over 3000 words and their origins, drawn from Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research and language monitoring. Ideal for language lovers and students alike, it relates the fascinating stories behind many of our most curious words and expressions.
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Providing clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma, this is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. This edition includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism.
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Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', 'Stone the Crows' is a lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, this edition contains over 4,000 entries that answer the most frequently asked questions about language and language use.
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Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies; Language
The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100 - 1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary (which documents the development of the English language to the present), the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English. Includes the first release of the letter G, containing some 1319 headwords, as well as revised versions of the seven previously published fascicles (1986-2003).
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Language
Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods. Texts of word-entries whose headword (source) or explanation (target) language is English tell what speakers of English thought about their tongue in the period served by the Short-title and Wing catalogues, from the advent of printing to about 1700. Their lexical insights, which may at times seem misguided, shaped the history of our living tongue. Any contemporary's testimony about the meaning of his own words has an undeniable authority. For this reason, LEME is not a period dictionary like The Middle English Dictionary or the yet unrealized Early Modern English period dictionary. The scholar who proposed the latter, Charles C. Fries, would have recognized LEME to be a source of "contemporary comments" that illustrate word usage. What Fries could not have imagined eighty years ago was a technology that would store all these quotations as distinct word-entries and have the potential to list them, alphabetically by lemmatized headword, and then chronologically by lexicon date. LEME incorporates some of what he hoped to create.
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From writing poems to birthday cards, from the garret to the classroom, this volume has what every budding writer needs. It contains over 45,000 words, including proper names and foreign terms and also has notes on how to use rhymes most effectively.
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'The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable' is a major reference work, providing a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail from over 20,000 phrases and allusions used in English today.
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Language; American Literary Studies
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Contains more than 450 million words of text equally divided among spoken, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts. It includes 20 million words each year from 1990-2012.
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Language; American Literary Studies
The largest structured corpus of historical English containing more than 400 million words of text of American English from 1810 to 2009.
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Language
The tools presented here by the University of Chicago Press are intended to help authors prepare manuscripts for submission to our press. They will also be of use to writers, editors, and publishers at other organizations who are looking for models for procedure and content. Tools include: Examples of Chicago-Style documentation, manuscript preparation, sample correspondence, proofreading, and process charts.
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Language; Linguistics; General and Reference Works
The online Dictionary contains the complete A to Z sequence of the Second Edition, its three-volume Additions Series, and also draft material from the revision programme, which represents the latest progress towards the Third Edition. More revised and new entries will be added to the online Dictionary every quarter, and these will eventually cumulate to form the complete new edition.