Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th Edition: International Student's Edition (only available in certain markets)

Author: Hornby,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1888

View: 788

32-page Oxford Writing Tutor. 1,000 new words and meanings. 64-page Visual Vocabulary Builder. Oxford 3000™plus - the most important words to know in English and the most important meanings of those words. Topic Collocation notes and synonym information. Academic Word List words marked.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th Edition: Paperback

Author: Hornby,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1952

View: 618

32-page Oxford Writing Tutor. 1,000 new words and meanings. 64-page Visual Vocabulary Builder. Oxford 3000™plus - the most important words to know in English and the most important meanings of those words. Topic Collocation notes and synonym information. Academic Word List words marked.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English

Author: A. S. Hornby

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 1796

View: 690

"The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives more help and more support than any other dictionary at this level. It focuses on learners' need to understand and use words correctly, and to develop their core language skills. The 8th edition features a new interactive Oxford iWriter and a new 32-page Oxford Writing Tutor, specifically designed to improve writing skills."--pub. desc.

Food and Drink Idioms in English

“A Little Bit More Sugar and Lots of Spice”

Author: Laura Pinnavaia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

View: 224

Idioms carry an aura of mystery for all speakers, owing to the discrepancy between their literal and non-literal meanings. This book clears up some of these ambiguities, by examining a series of expressions that have derived from the most instinctive and essential of all human behaviour: eating and drinking. The quantity and quality of 276 food and drink idioms are explored, investigating two hundred and fifty years of English monolingual lexicography and forty years of usage as attested by contemporary linguistic corpora. The examination of these idioms’ syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, historical, social and cultural characteristics will foster in speakers a whole new approach to idiom comprehension and usage, and will constitute thought-provoking ground for further research in other idiom domains.

Cognitive Lexicography

A New Approach to Lexicography Making Use of Cognitive Semantics

Author: Carolin Ostermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 114

English lexicography and linguistics have always shared close ties, yet the potential of cognitive linguistics for lexicography has only been hesitantly acknowledged in the literature. This is what cognitive lexicography attempts to change by using insights gained in cognitive semantic research for the development of new dictionary features. After a short survey of the history and practice of English monolingual learner lexicography, as well as an outline of the relationship between linguistics and lexicography, three new dictionary features are developed. They cover three different cognitive semantic theories as well as three different parts of the monolingual dictionary entry, each time for a new set of lexemes. Frame semantics, conceptual metaphor theory, as well as cognitive conceptions of polysemy, are used to create a new example section for agentive nouns, a new defining structure for emotion terms and a new microstructural arrangement for particle entries. Dictionary analyses on all, as well as user studies on two of the features, complement these suggestions. The monograph thus presents a new approach to lexicography that incorporates into its description of lexical items how humans perceive and conceptualise language.

Proceedings of the XIII EURALEX International Congress

(Barcelona, 15-19 July 2008)

Author: Elisenda Bernal Gallén

Publisher: Documenta Universitaria

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Els congressos d'EURALEX són fidels al caràcter "internacional" del seu títol: els contribuents d'aquestes actes procedeixen d'arreu del món i el nombre de llengües utilitzades és abundant. En aquestes actes es poden llegir contribucions escrites a sis llengües: català, anglès, francès, alemany, italià i espanyol. Aquesta presència significativa de llengües sembla ajustar-se a una associació europea concentrada en l'estudi i representació de la paraula, i indica l'interès en la investigació i millora dels diccionaris.\n\n

The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

Author: Howard Jackson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 980

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.

English Studies from Archives to Prospects

Volume 2 – Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Author: Irena Zovko Dinković

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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This volume explores English Studies from the perspective of linguistics and applied linguistics. By examining developments within their selected topics, the authors of these 18 chapters provide a broad overview of English Studies as related to their specific points of interest. Topics range from the well-established, such as negation, grammaticalization, and the role of culture in learning English, to those that are currently being revisited or are considered relatively new, such as corpus analysis, English as a lingua franca, and third language acquisition. The chapters reflect a modern approach to linguistic and applied linguistic phenomena, including diachronic and synchronic perspectives, as well as quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. English Studies as practiced at the English Department in Zagreb during the last 80 years, the anniversary of which instigated the invitation of contributions for this collection, are presented here as a vibrant field, characterized by dynamics and complexities that introduce novel ideas, and help us embrace emerging aspects of more established concepts.

The Seventh-Day Sabbath and Its Redemptive Function in God's Everlasting Covenant of Grace

Expanded and Revised: Second Edition

Author: A. M. Simataa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 782

This special and remarkablebook, The Seventh-day Sabbath and its Redemptive Function in Gods Everlasting Covenant of Grace by A.M. Simataa addresses topical issues in the Bible quite pertinent to the 21st Century Christianity. The author takes a defensive approach of the gospel and brings to the surface some of the least understood teachings of the Bible. Although written from a Seventh-day Adventists perspective, people of differing religious background and persuasions will fi nd this book very instructive. If you have been looking for a book that pains takingly discusses the Gospel seriously and biblically this is the book you have been searching for. Some of the topics featured in the book include: The Truth about the Bible Sabbath The Judgment of the Living Heavenly New Jerusalem; The Marriage Supper of the Lamband the Rapture The Remnant Church in the Parables Mr A.M. Simataa teaches at a High School in Windhoek, Namibia. He likes sharing the Gospel with others and spends some of his spare time witnessing to others. The central role of the Seventh-day Sabbath in the Redemption of our race is the least understood topic in the Bible today. Most believers have even dismissed its relevance to todays Christianity. However, the truth is that the Sabbath is at the heart of Christs work to save human beings in accordance with Gods plan. The Sabbath is so central to the work of atonement that Christ is referred to in the Bible as the Lord of the Sabbath. The issue of the Sabbath will become pertinent as we near the End, and every human being will be required to take a stand in the confl ict involving the Sabbath question. This book will plant your feet on a solid foundation.