Macmillan Junior School Dictionary

Author: Macmillan




Page: 308

View: 358

The Macmillan Junior School Dictionary has been designed as a school student's first dictionary of English. It is an ideal and effective companion to meet the language referencing needs of a student till Class 8. Key features " Nearly 5000

Macmillan Australian Primary Dictionary

Author: Macmillan Dictionary Staff

Publisher: Macmillan



Page: 304

View: 864

The Macmillan Australian Primary Dictionary is designed as a school student's first dictionary. It has been specifically written for Australian students aged 6 to 10 years, and is the essential companion for them at the start of their language education.This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new words and definitions reflecting our changing modern world.Features of the Macmillan Australian Primary Dictionary:· more than 4500 words and phrases· updated with new words and definitions· clear definitions· example sentences and phrases· vocabulary extension· usage notes · spelling tips· easy-to-use pronunciation guide· valuable appendixes

More Than Words: The Making of the Macquarie Dictionary

Author: Pat Manser

Publisher: Macquarie


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 879

'The Editorial Committee of the dictionary of Australian English, led by Arthur Delbridge, were adamant that their dictionary was to be descriptive. It was an important point of difference from traditional dictionary policy. This dictionary would give an account of Australian English as it was heard and written. We wanted it all: spoken, written, technical, polite, rude. The speech of labourers, the jargon of merchants, swearwords, Australianisms, as well as the basic core of English vocabulary.' The idea for a dictionary of Australian English was conceived in the 1960s, but it wasn't until 1981 that the first edition of the Macquarie Dictionary was published. More Than Words tells the story of how the dictionary was brought to life during this period -- from identifying the need for a genuinely Australian dictionary to the long road towards publication -- and explores how the dictionary has evolved over the years since then.

Macmillan Dictionary for Students

Author: Ltd. Pan Macmillan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1216

View: 319

From the publishers of the best-selling Macmillan Dictionary for Children, here is the Macmillan Dictionary for Students. Authoritative and easy to use, it is the most comprehensive dictionary geared specifically to the needs of junior-high and high-school students. It contains 90,000 entries, 120,000 definitions, and more than 1,900 illustrations to make meanings absolutely clear. The Macmillan Dictionary for Students also offers such helpful features as 34,000 illustrative sentences, 19,000 notes on word origins, and 2,000 synonym studies.

Macmillan Dictionary for Children

Author: Christopher G. Morris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 832

View: 351

Provides an illustrated reference tool for young readers, enhanced with more than 3,200 images, a map of the universe, weights and measures, countries and their flags, and more.

Studies in Etymology and Etiology

With Emphasis on Germanic, Jewish, Romance and Slavic Languages

Author: David L. Gold

Publisher: Universidad de Alicante


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 872

View: 667

Dictionaries usually give only brief treatment to etymologies and even etymological dictionaries often do not lavish on them the attention which many deserve. To help fill the gap, the author deals in depth with several etymologically problematic words in various Germanic, Jewish, Romance, and Slavic languages, all of which have hitherto either been misetymologized or not etymologized at all. Sometimes, he succeeds in cracking the nut. Sometimes, he is able only to clear away misunderstanding and set the stage for further treatment. Usually, he marshals not only linguistic but also historical and cultural information. Since this book also discusses methodology, it has the makings of an introduction to the science, art, and craft of etymology. David L. Gold is the founder of the Jewish Name and Family Name File, the Jewish English Archives, and the Association for the Study of Jewish Languages, as well as the editor of Jewish Language Review and Jewish Linguistic Studies.

Macmillan School Dictionary


Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company


Category: English language

Page: 1168

View: 435

A student dictionary reflecting current American usage of 65,000 entries defined by phrases, sentences, and illustrations.

Macmillan Dictionary for Children

Author: Robert B. Costello

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 912

View: 672

Includes 35,000 entries, with photographs, illustrations, and maps, as well as word histories, spelling notes, and cultural- and gender-inclusive definitions.

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8

Effective Practices Across the Curriculum

Author: Camille Blachowicz

Publisher: Guilford Press


Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 874

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

Dictionary Buying Guide

A Consumer Guide to General English-language Wordbooks in Print

Author: Kenneth F. Kister

Publisher: New York : R. R. Bowker Company


Category: Reference

Page: 358

View: 495

Provides information about and evaluations of nearly two hundred fifty adult and children's dictionaries and special-purpose dictionaries and wordbooks

Kister's Best Dictionaries for Adults & Young People

A Comparative Guide

Author: Kenneth F. Kister

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Education

Page: 438

View: 560

Looks at how dictionary publishing has changed, tells how to select a dictionary, and provides an annotated list of abridged, unabridged, and children's dictionaries

The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography

Author: J. Uglow

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 668

View: 359

The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography contains details of the lives of over 2100 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life - from queens to TV chefs, engineers to stand up comics, pilots to poisoners. With subsections for further reading, comprehensive subject index and a bibliographical survey, this dictionary of women's biography is an invaluable reference source.

Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography

Author: Jennifer Uglow

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 621

View: 253

The enthusiastic response to the Dictionary has prompted this second substantially enlarged, revised and updated edition. It now contains essential details of the lives of over 2000 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life - from queens to cooks, engineers to entertainers, pilots to poisoners. The new entries include women who have hit the headlines in the past five years - from Cory Aquino to Madonna - but the historical coverage has also been broadened in response to new research and a special new feature is the extended treatment of women from Third World countries. With subsections for further reading, comprehensive subject index and bibliographical survey, the Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography is an invaluable reference source - and a fascinating bed-time read.

Festschrift Rufus H. Gouws

Author: Willem Botha



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 140

The range of languages covered by the lexicographicÿinvestigations reported on, e.g. Afrikaans, English,ÿNorthern Sotho, Yilumbu, Fang, French and Dutchÿis a clear indication of the wide-ranging influence ofÿRufus Gouws, to whom the work is dedicated.