Harrap Dictionaries--the bestselling French dictionaries in the French-speaking world now available in the U.S.! Developed by the maker of the most popular dictionaries in the French-speaking world, this is the most authoritative bilingual reference of French and English now available in the States. Fully up-to-date with hundreds of new words and expressions--from information superhighway (inforoute) to mobile phone (portable) to car-pooling (covoiturage)--this comprehensive dictionary features more than 70,000 references and 100,000 translations, a guide to French verbs, and thorough coverage of slang, colloquial usage, technical language, and Internet terms. Also included are essential notes to help users avoid translation errors. Harrap's extensive language databases have been utilized to guarantee thorough coverage of all areas of vocabulary.
The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography
Author: Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book looks at current research and future directions in e-lexicography. Online dictionaries and reference tools are increasingly prevalent in a digitized and internet-led era in language study that has embraced computational linguistics. This book responds with theoretical and practical analysis of key topics, from a global range of contributors. Since COBUILD in the 1980s, lexicographers have found it essential to engage with and utilize electronic computational tools. Internet dictionaries, online reference tools and even search engine optimization demand a knowledge of electronic lexicography and force a reassessment of the field. This volume looks at, amongst other topics: • Polyfunctional versus monofunctional dictionary tools • Developing theories of lexicography for electronic mediums • Distinguishing between the database and the dictionary • Online dictionaries not as data repositories but as sophisticated search engines This volume will appeal to scholars in lexicography and to practicing lexicographers.
English for Academic Purposes provides a comprehensive overview of the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for teachers. It not only looks at study skills, but also at other central concerns of EAP, such as needs analysis, syllabus and course design, methodology and materials, learning styles, tests and exams, and academic style and genre analysis. In addition to general EAP, the author also considers subject-specific language and the production of teaching materials. Throughout, the author adopts a user-friendly approach in which theoretical considerations are balanced with practical experience. Issues are discussed and illustrated, but readers are also encouraged to form their own opinions by means of stimulating introspect and discuss sections at the end of each chapter.
Language, Lexicography, and the Knowledge Revolution
Author: Tom McArthur
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In this collection of articles, the author reflects on the nature of language, the art of lexicography and the developments in communication, the media and information technology in the late 20th century. The three main subjects looked at are: language at large, and particulary English, the most widely used language in the history of the world; the art and study of dictionaries and reference science, embracing all past, present and potential reference materials - from the "OED" to the "Yellow Pages"; and the processes through which communication, information and knowledge has evoloved - from cave art to the personal computer.
This book introduces the reader to the changing notions of the lexicon and dictionary-making, using a convergence of perspectives from computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, and computational lexicography/lexicology. The main issues include: the relation between lexicon and corpus; corpus-based lexical modelling of language; the computational storage of the lexicon. From this, the book constructs and applies a framework for lexicon-building to a case study. It also stresses the importance of the Internet and World Wide Web for dictionary research and study.
This dictionary offers real, practical guidance with the English language. It should help the learner understand English and use it yourself, and gives assistance where needed. It contains: step-by-step treatment of frequently used words; 50,000 examples of real, everyday English; full-sentence defining style; boxes for phrasal, modal and auxilary verbs; 400 tinted usage notes; over 6000 synonyms and antonyms; over 3000 idioms; and appendices on letter-writing, punctuations and abbreviations.
The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language “mistakes” and how they came to be accepted as correct—or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including: Decimate Hopefully Enormity That/which Enervate/energize Bemuse/amuse Literally/figuratively Ain’t Irregardless Socialist OMG Stupider Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers—and it’s sure to start a few, too.
Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Lexicography, April 23-25, 1998, at the University of Copenhagen
Author: Jens Erik Mogensen
Publisher: de Gruyter
Category: Lexicographie - Congrès
The proceedings cover new perspectives in the field of lexicography, including both theoretical and practical topics, and new aspects of special and bilingual dictionaries. The volume also includes contributions dealing with corpus-based dictionaries, neologisms, valency, collocations, equivalents semantics, grammar, etymology, vocabulary, homonymy, euphemisms, the history of lexicography, and the techniques of computerized dictionary production.
Evolving Identities is an analysis of the English language in two historically-linked Southeast nation states, Singapore and Malaysia. It details what it means to use English as an everyday language in these countries, and as the medium of international currency at the same time. Written by leading practitioners, the volume is organised in terms of three broad perspectives: macro-linguistic issues, micro-linguistic ones, and the wider implications for recording descriptive (and prescriptive) norms in the dictionary -- since it is the role of the dictionary to record the language. This book will appeal to those who have the vested interest of understanding the nature of linguistic hybridity and resolving its use in both local and global settings.