NTC s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.

Author: Richard Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071783545

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 415

View: 802

With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Now available in softbound, the revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844204625

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 927

Now available in softbound, the revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.
Categories: Reference

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions provides more than 10,000 slang expressions--colorful words and phrases used by subgroups like surfers, hackers, rappers, and brokers.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016920863

Category: Americanisms

Page: 528

View: 227

NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions provides more than 10,000 slang expressions--colorful words and phrases used by subgroups like surfers, hackers, rappers, and brokers. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used.
Categories: Americanisms

NTC s American Idioms Dictionary

NTC s American Idioms Dictionary

Here's something new and exciting from NTC, the leading publisher of books for students of English as a second language.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0658001302

Category: Reference

Page: 528

View: 470

Here's something new and exciting from NTC, the leading publisher of books for students of English as a second language. Electronic dictionaries on CD-ROM make it easy to look up a word or phrase instantly and have access to thousands of typical American English example sentences. The student can store selected entries in his or her personal electronic notebook. Conduct faster, easier research with eDictionaries on CD-ROM -- Open and search any number of dictionaries at once -- Internet link provides updates and additional entries -- Free on-line site for purchasing additional reference materials -- Each eDictionary also includes two bonus dictionaries: NTC's Dictionary of Acronyms and Abbreviations and NTC's Dictionary of Proverbs and Cliches
Categories: Reference

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs covers the full breadth and scope of idiomatic American English, making it an essential companion to standard desk dictionaries.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: UOM:39015059288483

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1080

View: 276

The most comprehensive treatment of American phraseology available is provided in a reference that features more than twenty-four-thousand entries on idiomatic phrases, proverbial expressions, slang, and clichs.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

NTC s American Idioms Dictionary

NTC s American Idioms Dictionary

Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844202746

Category: Reference

Page: 625

View: 970

Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.
Categories: Reference

NTC s Dictionary of American English Phrases

NTC s Dictionary of American English Phrases

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844208485

Category: Americanisms

Page: 559

View: 416

"NTC's Dictionary of American English phrases, " by Richard A. Spears, Ph.D., provides more than 15,000 examples of usage for approxiamtely 7,000 common and useful American English expressions.
Categories: Americanisms

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Catch Phrases, British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. ... NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases.

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 507

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

NTC s Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms

NTC s Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms

NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms contains more than 5,500 of the most common and useful idioms arranged conveniently by theme, topic, or meaning. This work combines the best features of a thesaurus and a dictionary.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844208310

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 419

View: 478

NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms contains more than 5,500 of the most common and useful idioms arranged conveniently by theme, topic, or meaning. This work combines the best features of a thesaurus and a dictionary. Its features include a definition of each idiom that includes at least two examples of usage, an alphabetical index for locating each idiom, and an easy-to-read format with a minimum of abbreviations and symbols. NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms is an invaluable tool that allows writers, speakers, and students of English to locate the exact idiomatic expressions they need quickly and easily.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

NTC s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Now available in softbound, the revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 1417724684

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page:

View: 476

Now available in softbound, the revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

Spears, Richard A. NTC's American Idioms Dictionary. Lincolnwood, Ill., 1994. __. NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases. Lincolnwood, Ill., 1995.

Author: Alexander Margulis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 495

View: 588

This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as “Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people,” is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: “Young colts will canter” (British) and “Boys will be boys” (American). The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Right Makes Might

 Right Makes Might

NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company. ———. 1998. Hip and Hot! A Dictionary of 10,000 American Slang ...

Author: Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253040374

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 779

“A powerful and timely addition to the literature of rhetoric and folklore.” —Choice In 1860, Abraham Lincoln employed the proverb Right makes might—opposite of the more aggressive Might makes right—in his famed Cooper Union address. While Lincoln did not originate the proverb, his use of it in this critical speech indicates that the fourteenth century phrase had taken on new ethical and democratic connotations in the nineteenth century. In this collection, famed scholar of proverbs Wolfgang Mieder explores the multifaceted use and function of proverbs through the history of the United States, from their early beginnings up through their use by such modern-day politicians as Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. Building on previous publications and unpublished research, Mieder explores sociopolitical aspects of the American worldview as expressed through the use of proverbs in politics, women’s rights, and the civil rights movement—and by looking at the use of proverbial phrases, Mieder demonstrates how one traditional phrase can take on numerous expressive roles over time, and how they continue to play a key role in our contemporary moment.
Categories: Social Science

NTC s American English Learner s Dictionary

NTC s American English Learner s Dictionary

Here's something new and exciting from NTC, the leading publisher of books for students of English as a second language.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0658001310

Category: Reference

Page: 1090

View: 148

Here's something new and exciting from NTC, the leading publisher of books for students of English as a second language. Electronic dictionaries on CD-ROM make it easy to look up a word or phrase instantly and have access to thousands of typical American English example sentences. The student can store selected entries in his or her personal electronic notebook. Conduct faster, easier research with eDictionaries on CD-ROM -- Open and search any number of dictionaries at once -- Internet link provides updates and additional entries -- Free on-line site for purchasing additional reference materials -- Each eDictionary also includes two bonus dictionaries: NTC's Dictionary of Acronyms and Abbreviations and NTC's Dictionary of Proverbs and Cliches
Categories: Reference

NTC s Super Mini American Slang Dictionary

NTC s Super Mini American Slang Dictionary

NTC's Super-Mini American Slang Dictionary is essential for all who want to master the most basic and essential slang expressions used in American English today.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844209171

Category: Reference

Page: 233

View: 141

This up-to-date dictionary presents 1,700 entries including colorful words and phrases from television and movies, as well as the streets and campuses. Each entry has two examples.
Categories: Reference

Ntc S Super Mini Common American Phrases

Ntc S Super Mini Common American Phrases

The most useful and up-to-date guide of its kind, this book is an invaluable reference for all students of English who want to know the most common and colloquial expressions used in American speech today.

Author: Spears

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 007059399X

Category:

Page:

View: 841

NTC s Super-Mini Common American Phrases contains 1,700 common phrases and colloquial expressions used in contemporary American English. This dictionary contains phrases that Americans frequently use in their greetings, goodbyes, and everyday small talk. The entries have been selected with the special needs of nonnative speakers in mind and are presented in realistic contexts. The most useful and up-to-date guide of its kind, this book is an invaluable reference for all students of English who want to know the most common and colloquial expressions used in American speech today.
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American slang

American slang

1995 ) SRA Spears , Richard A . , Contemporary American Slang ( 1991 ) Spears
, Richard A . , A Dictionary of Slang and ... s American Idioms Dictionary ( 1994 )
SRK Spears , Richard A . , NTC ' s Dictionary of American English Phrases ...

Author: Bernhard Schmid

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000057364493

Category: Americanisms

Page: 527

View: 907

Categories: Americanisms

American English Compendium

American English Compendium

Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Abbreviations, by Guinagh, Kevin. ... NTC Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions, by Spears, Richard A. NTC ...

Author: Marv Rubinstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 542

View: 592

The American English Compendium is a fun way to explore the nuances of the English language—learn that a group of lions is called a pride; a group of whales, a pod; and a group of owls, a parliament. Distinguish between a quack and a shyster. Learn that “tabling a motion” in a U.S. court has an opposite meaning from the same term in England. This book picks up where other language dictionaries leave off: it includes common proverbs, a sampling of American English versus British English, popular American expressions and slang, acronyms, and varied information on everything from wildlife to currency. In this new edition, the staples have been updated and fresh chapters have been added, with information on pronunciation, oddball English words, and even some of the new Internet terminology, including Twitterspeak.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

NTC s Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases

NTC s Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases

The small but very concise NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases offers 6,000 basic and common English words plus 6,000 basic and common English idioms and phrases.

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071434058

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 752

View: 598

The small but very concise NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases offers 6,000 basic and common English words plus 6,000 basic and common English idioms and phrases. You will find this portable title essential in the classroom, at home, or traveling, when you need help to recall word and phrase meanings.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Dictionary of Lexicography

Dictionary of Lexicography

NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases (R.A.Spears), Lincolnwood IL, 1995; Phrases and Sayings (N.Rees), London, 1997. phraseological information One ...

Author: R. R. K. Hartmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134768295

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 644

Dictionaries are among the most frequently consulted books, yet we know remarkably little about them. Who makes them? Where do they come from? What do they offer? How can we evaluate them? The Dictionary of Lexicography provides answers to all these questions and addresses a wide range of issues: * the traditions of dictionary-making * the different types of dictionaries and other reference works (such as thesaurus, encyclopedia, atlas and telephone directory) * the principles and concerns of lexicographers and other reference professionals * the standards of dictionary criticism and dictionary use. It is both a professional handbook and an easy-to-use reference work. This is the first time that the subject has been covered in such a comprehensive manner in the form of a reference book. All articles are self-contained, cross-referenced and uniformly structured. The whole is an up-to-date and forward-looking survey of lexicography.
Categories: Foreign Language Study