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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


Author : Dilin Liu
ISBN : 9781351563314
Genre : Education
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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

Collins Cobuild Dictionary Of Idioms

Author : COBUILD.
ISBN : 0007134010
Genre : Education
File Size : 84.36 MB
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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 Dictionary

Author : John Sinclair
ISBN : 0007423772
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 50.87 MB
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This reissue of the second edition of the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth treatment of the most important idioms in current British and American English. The Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about their frequency, contexts, meanings, and usage. Thousands of examples from the Bank of English have been used to illustrate clearly how the idioms are used in the language today. New to this edition is fascinating information about the origins of hundreds of idioms, essential for learners wishing to gain a fuller understanding of the language. Clearly laid-out and easy-to-use, the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms will prove to be fascinating and invaluable to teachers and learners of English at all levels.
Category: Foreign Language Study

A Dictionary Of Confusable Phrases

Author : Yuri Dolgopolov
ISBN : 9780786459957
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 88.75 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

Cross Cultural Perspectives In Literature And Language

Author : Iwona Filipczak
ISBN : 9781683461036
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 55.72 MB
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Provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas related to multiculturalism; multi-ethicity; cross-cultural perspectives in literature, the arts, and politics; integration versus cultural shock; as well as racial, ethnic, and religious problems of the world in the 21st century. The editors hope that the articles selected for the volume will prove stimulating and inspiring to their readers, be they blooming researchers or specialists in Anglophone literature, culture, linguistics, and didactics. PART I. LITERATURE AND CULTURE PART II. LINGUISTICS AND METHODOLOGY LCCN: 2017962609
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Researching Chinese Learners

Author : L. Jin
ISBN : 9780230299481
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 31.9 MB
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This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners' learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines