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The Oxford Primary School Dictionary

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ISBN : 0199104484
Genre : English language
File Size : 81.66 MB
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This is a new edition of the Oxford Primary School Dictionary. It is a core OUP dictionary for children aged 8 and over and specially written for home and school use. Now fully revised and updated, with a new design, this dictionary is clearer and easier to use. New additions include a large number of headwords for the first time and many derivatives defined for the first time, such as naturally, strongly and squarely. Usage notes have been expanded, for example on sew/sow, and spaceman and spacewoman, and American equivalents are given for high-profile words such as sidewalk and hood (of a car). New vocabulary includes words such as byte, mad cow disease, road rage and millenium, and all plurals, verb and adjective forms are written out in full. Pictures are specially drawn in whole sentences to show how words are used in context and idioms have also been added, for example, neck and neck, in dire straits and pipe dream. Information boxes give the origins of words and give advice about usage.
Category: English language

New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199652464
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 72.40 MB
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"First edition published in 2006 as the Oxford dictionary of rhymes"--T.p. verso.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History Of Oxford University Press Volume Iv

Author : Keith Robbins
ISBN : 9780192519580
Genre : History
File Size : 31.26 MB
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The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and the Oxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-century expansion that created the largest university press in the world, playing a part in research, education, and language learning in more than 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, the four-volume History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printing technology and the business of publishing. It also considers the effects of wider trends in education, reading, and scholarship, in international trade and the spreading influence of the English language, and in cultural and social history - both in Oxford and through its presence around the world. In the decades after 1970 Oxford University Press met new challenges but also a period of unprecedented growth. In this concluding volume, Keith Robbins and 21 expert contributors assess OUP's changing structure, its academic mission, and its business operations through years of economic turbulence and continuous technological change. The Press repositioned itself after 1970: it brought its London Business to Oxford, closed its Printing House, and rapidly developed new publishing for English language teaching in regions far beyond its traditional markets. Yet in an increasingly competitive worldwide industry, OUP remained the department of a major British university, sharing its commitment to excellence in scholarship and education. The resulting opportunities and sometimes tensions are traced here through detailed consideration of OUP's business decisions, the vast range of its publications, and the dynamic role of its overseas offices. Concluding in 2004 with new forms of digital publishing, The History of OUP sheds new light on the cultural, educational, and business life of the English-speaking world in the late twentieth century.
Category: History

The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Peter Gilliver
ISBN : 9780199283620
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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary. He has drawn on a wide range of sources--including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony--to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people--many of them remarkable individuals--who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.

Reference And Information Services

Author : Richard E. Bopp
ISBN : 9781591583745
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 45.9 MB
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Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Concise Oxford American Dictionary

Author : Oxford Dictionaries
ISBN : UVA:X004910690
Genre : Reference
File Size : 22.20 MB
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Based on the groundbreaking "New Oxford American Dictionary," this concise edition includes more than 180,000 entries and definitions, complete with pronunciations, parts of speech, syllabification, inflected forms, and derivatives.
Category: Reference

Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary

Author : Carol Styles Carvajal
ISBN : 9780198609773
Genre : Reference
File Size : 84.1 MB
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Up-to-date coverage of more 170,000 words and phrases, and 240,000 translations, as well as notes on the life and culture of countries of the Spanish-speaking world, are provided in an authoritative, concise dictionary.
Category: Reference

The Oxford Dictionary Of Dance

Author : Debra Craine
ISBN : 9780199563449
Genre : Music
File Size : 25.76 MB
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This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.
Category: Music

Oxford School Dictionary

Author : Andrew Delahunty
ISBN : 0199108544
Genre : English language
File Size : 62.61 MB
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The Oxford School Dictionary is specially written for students at school and at home. It has been trialled and tested in schools and contains 45,000 words and phrases. Special Features: * Coverage of new words * Information boxes to give word families, usage, language and grammar notes. * Pronunciation guides to help with unusual words. * Idiomatic phrases and expressions are fully defined. * Derived words to expand vocabulary. * Style labels (formal, informal) to encourage accurate useof language. Features: * Headwords in bold to find words more easily * Definitions are clear and accurate. * Up-to-date example sentences and phrases to show how words are used in context. * Parts of speech and inflections written out in full to build grammatical skills. * Introduction to show how to use the dictionary. * Appendices include weights and measures and countries and peoples list
Category: English language