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Collins Cobuild Idioms Dictionary

Author : HarperCollins UK
ISBN : 0007435495
Genre : English language
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This new edition of the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the most important English idioms from around the world. Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about how common they are, in which contexts they should be used, what they mean and how to use them. This edition has been fully revised to provide learners with detailed information on idioms in a language that is easy to understand. The new, 2-colour layout of the dictionary means that it is easier than ever for students to find the information they need. With over a thousand new idioms, this major new edition is packed with information on what idioms really mean and how to use them. Many of the new idioms come from varieties of English spoken all over the world, from Britain to the USA, from South Africa to Australia. A new feature of this edition is the addition of helpful cross-references, making finding the idiom you need easy. There is also a self-study exercise section at the back of the book so that students can practise and consolidate what they have learnt. The fully-revised thematic index provides learners with the most useful English idioms, organized according to theme, along with real corpus examples. As with all COBUILD products, the Collins Corpus provides thousands of examples showing how the idioms are used in the English language today. In addition, there are hundreds of fascinating notes on the origins of idioms, which will allow students to gain a fuller understanding of the English language. Attractively presented, the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary will prove to be a fascinating and invaluable resource for learners and teachers of English and anyone who wants to gain a greater appreciation of the English language.
Category: English language

Cobuild Idioms Dictionary Collins Cobuild Dictionaries For Learners

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ISBN : 0008375453
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This new edition of the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the most important English idioms from around the world. Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about how common they are, in which contexts they should be used, what they mean and how to use them. This edition has been revised and updated to provide learners with detailed information on idioms in a language that is easy to understand. The 2-colour layout of the dictionary means that it is easier than ever for students to find the information they need. With new idioms and updated examples from the Collins Corpus, this new edition is packed with information on what idioms really mean and how to use them. Many of the new idioms come from varieties of English spoken all over the world, from Britain to the USA, from South Africa to Australia. The dictionary also includes helpful cross-references, making finding the idiom you need easy. There is also a self-study exercise section at the back of the book so that students can practise and consolidate what they have learnt. The fully-revised thematic index provides learners with the most useful English idioms, organized according to theme, along with real corpus examples. As with all COBUILD products, the Collins Corpus provides thousands of examples showing how the idioms are used in the English language today. In addition, there are hundreds of fascinating notes on the origins of idioms, which will allow students to gain a fuller understanding of the English language. Attractively presented, the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary will prove to be a fascinating and invaluable resource for learners and teachers of English and anyone who wants to gain a greater appreciation of the English language.
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Collins Cobuild Dictionary Of Idioms

Author : COBUILD.
ISBN : 0007134010
Genre : Education
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This second edition offers in-depth treatment of the most important idioms in current British- and American-English. It provides detailed information about the frequency, contexts, meanings and usage of the most important idioms in English.
Category: Education

Idioms

Author : Dilin Liu
ISBN : 9781351563314
Genre : Education
File Size : 20.20 MB
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This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics combined with informed teaching practices. Idioms is organized into three parts: Part I includes discussion of idiom definition, classification, usage patterns, and functions. Part II investigates the process involved in the comprehension of idioms and the factors that influence individuals’ understanding and use of idioms in both L1 and L2. Part III explores idiom acquisition and the teaching and learning of idioms, focusing especially on the strategies and techniques used to help students learn idioms. To assist the reader in grasping the key issues, study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. The text also includes a glossary of special terms and an annotated list of selective idiom reference books and student textbooks. Idioms is designed to serve either as a textbook for ESL/applied linguistics teacher education courses or as a reference book. No matter how the book is used, it will equip ESL/applied linguistics students and professionals with a solid understanding of various issues related to idioms and the learning of them.
Category: Education

A Dictionary Of Confusable Phrases

Author : Yuri Dolgopolov
ISBN : 9780786459957
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 27.89 MB
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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
Category: Literary Criticism

Idiomatic Mastery In A First And Second Language

Author : Monica Karlsson
ISBN : 9781788922388
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49.54 MB
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The comprehension, retention and production of idiomatic expressions is one of the most difficult areas of the lexicon for second language (L2) learners, even very advanced students, to master. This book investigates this under-researched and interesting aspect of language acquisition, shedding light on both conventional uses of idiomatic expressions as well as creative variant forms. The chapters in the book delve into different aspects of idiomatic mastery: students’ comprehension of canonically used idioms in both their first and second language; the effects of multimedia and visualization techniques on learners’ comprehension and retention of L2 idioms; students’ misinterpretations of L2 idioms; L2 learners’ comprehension of creative idiom variants and their use of idioms in free composition writing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking Idiomaticity

Author : Stefanie Wulff
ISBN : 9781441184955
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 65.35 MB
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Being presented with phrases of the kind, 'take the plunge' and 'write a letter', native speakers of English tend to agree that the former is more idiomatic that the latter. What exactly is it about these two phrases that guide speakers' judgements? Adopting a usage-based perspective, this study addresses the question 'which factors do speakers rely upon when assessing the idiomaticity of a construction?'. Rethinking Idiomaticity is the first study to bring together a quantitative corpus-linguistic approach and quantitative judgement data to explore the nature of idiomaticity as a complex concept that comprises semantic and formal variation parameters. Wulff's fascinating book is suitable for researchers and postgraduates in the fields of lexicography, phraseology, corpus linguistics and those who are employing quantitative approaches. Cognitive linguists interested in the empirical underpinnings of their theoretical assumptions will also find this required reading.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines