Oxford First Dictionary

Oxford First Dictionary

Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for the child who is practising their alphabet skills. Guidewords also appear on every page.

Author: Evelyn Goldsmith

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0199115206

Category: English language

Page: 128

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A dictionary for children in their first years at school. It contains 1500 entries in alphabetical order, along with simple, easy-to-read meanings, parts of speech (noun or verb), plurals, and topical examples of sentences to clarify meaning. It also includes simple grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as opposites, and more.
Categories: English language

Oxford Very First Dictionary

Oxford Very First Dictionary

These are key features that young children come across as they start their non-fiction reading.

Author: Clare Kirtley

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0199115427

Category: Picture dictionaries, English

Page: 63

View: 330

The Oxford Very First Dictionary introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way. The dictionary has over 300 familiar words each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. There are also pages of topic-themed vocabulary at theback of the book, all illustrated too. Each page is clearly laid out so it is easy to pick out the main features - the alphabet down the side of the page, the letter of the page you are on in red. These are key features that young children come across as they start their non-fiction reading. Alovely extra for this age level is the illustrated opening letter - A shows a juicy apple, B shows some buzzing bees.A great introduction to the world of dictionaries.
Categories: Picture dictionaries, English

Oxford First Bilingual Dictionary

Oxford First Bilingual Dictionary

The only full-colour, illustrated first bilingual dictionaries in a range of South African languages.

Author: Edited Dictionary

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195768035

Category: English language

Page: 64

View: 626

The only full-colour, illustrated first bilingual dictionaries in a range of South African languages.
Categories: English language

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles

Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 600,000 definitions and more than 85,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199233241

Category: Reference

Page: 3742

View: 683

Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 600,000 definitions and more than 85,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.
Categories: Reference

A Dictionary of World History

A Dictionary of World History

As well as over 4000 clear and concise entries, this dictionary also contains biographies of key figures in world history.

Author: Thomas Edmund Farnsworth Wright

Publisher: Oxford Quick Reference

ISBN: 9780199685691

Category: History

Page: 740

View: 222

As well as over 4000 clear and concise entries, this dictionary also contains biographies of key figures in world history. Other useful features include, subject entries on religious and political movements, maps, and full international coverage.
Categories: History

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 600,000 definitions and more than 85,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199206872

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 3742

View: 344

Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 600,000 definitions and more than 85,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

Author: James Stevens Curl

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199674985

Category: Architecture

Page: 1104

View: 912

Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.
Categories: Architecture

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present.

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199668701

Category: Reference

Page: 1126

View: 451

Complete with a keyword index and expanded information on authors and particular quotations, this definitive guide to quotations in English means that you will always know who said what, where, and when.
Categories: Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

'The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World' is a survey of life in ancient Greece and Rome, spanning 776 BC to AD 180.

Author: John Willoby Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192801465

Category: History

Page: 858

View: 408

Spanning almost one thousand years, from the first Olympic Games in 776 BC to the death of Marcus Aurelius in AD 180, this accessible and wide-ranging reference work draws on the groundbreaking Oxford Classical Dictionary to present more than 2,500 entries on the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The dictionary covers key aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and literature, such as science, social structure, philosophy, and religion, and contains comprehensive articles on central figures, both real and mythological, from Achilles to Zeno.
Categories: History

Brave New Words

Brave New Words

Author: Jeff Prucher

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: UOM:39015067680655

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 866

The shared language of science fiction is covered in this historical dictionary that shows how science-fiction words and their associated concepts have developed over time and includes more than three thousand terms and an analysis of the influence of science fiction on the English language.
Categories: Fiction

Festschrift Rufus H Gouws

Festschrift Rufus H  Gouws

Such an endeavour should not be language-specific but has to be informative
about the role of dictionaries in the learning of ... Cape Town: Oxford University
Press. Oxford Very First Dictionary. Kirtely, C. 2007. Oxford: Oxford University
Press.

Author: Willem Botha

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781920338954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 512

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Oxford School Dictionary Thesaurus

Oxford School Dictionary   Thesaurus

Using the Oxford Concise School Dictionary on the top part of the page and the corresponding Oxford Concise School Thesaurus entries on the bottom, this combined Oxford School Dictionary and Thesaurus provides a one-stop shop for upper ...

Author: R. E. Allen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199115362

Category: English language

Page: 796

View: 574

Using the Oxford Concise School Dictionary on the top part of the page and the corresponding Oxford Concise School Thesaurus entries on the bottom, this combined Oxford School Dictionary and Thesaurus provides a one-stop shop for upper primary/lower secondary school users. The headwords are in colour and the design is clear and accessible. The dictionary provides comprehensive coverage appropriate for the Y7 user, along with word origins, pronunciation guides, idiomatic phrases and idioms,labels and up-to-date example sentences. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 up-to-date synonyms, with those with meaning closest to that of the headword placed first to enable users to select the most accurate alternative.
Categories: English language

Oxford First French Words 2007

Oxford First French Words  2007

Oxford First French Words gives your child a head start in learning another language.

Author: Neil Morris

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199110026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 176

Oxford First French Words gives your child a head start in learning another language. It takes the reader on a picture-book journey through a day, cleverly interwoven are lots of familiar settings and cute little dinosaurs. There is a bird's eye view of first thing in the morning at home, the journey to school and inside the classroom, a birthday party and even a trip to the seaside. Over 400 French words and their English translations are given in illustrated colour bands on the side of each page. There is also expertly-levelled supplementary material at the back - a picture/word matching game, counting the ladybirds up to twenty, shapes both flat and three-dimensional, opposites, the weather, time, plus a comprehensive index. These David Melling (The Kiss that Missed, Fidget and Quilly) illustrations make this an adorable first bilingual word book.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English

Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English

Author: Katherine Barber

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079215383

Category: English language

Page: 996

View: 962

Based on the critically acclaimed bestselling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, the Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English offers a reliable description of Canadian spelling, pronunciation, and meaning in a durable and portable format. With each head word in colour it is easy for the user to find words quickly. With 125,000 words, phrases, and definitions, this dictionary features over 800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions are presented so the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first, with each of these entries being exceptionally reliable - the result of Oxford's unparalleled language resources and thorough research into the language. Designed to fulfill users' everyday reference needs, the Colour Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English offers Canadians essential core vocabulary for everyday use.
Categories: English language

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: IND:30000093661019

Category: English language

Page: 648

View: 557

Revised ed. of: Oxford English minidictionary / edited by Georgia Hole, Sara Hawker, 6th ed., c2004.
Categories: English language

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Now, in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists, the first such volume to appear in three decades, Ann Lee Morgan offers an informative, insightful, and long overdue resource on our nation's artistic heritage.

Author: Ann Lee Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198029557

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 220

With the advent of abstract expressionism in the 1940s, America became the white hot center of the artistic universe. Now, in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists, the first such volume to appear in three decades, Ann Lee Morgan offers an informative, insightful, and long overdue resource on our nation's artistic heritage. Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, here is an indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism. Readers will find a wealth of factual detail and insightful analysis of the leading American painters, ranging from John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, and Mary Cassatt to such modern masters as Jackson Pollack, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol. Morgan offers razor-sharp entries on sculptors ranging from Alexander Calder to Louise Nevelson, on photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Walker Evans, and Ansel Adams, and on contemporary installation artists, including video master Bill Viola. In addition, the dictionary provides entries on important individuals connected to the art scene, including collectors such as Peggy Guggenheim and critics such as Clement Greenberg. Morgan also examines notable American institutions, organizations, schools, techniques, styles, and movements. The range of coverage is indeed impressive, but equally important is the quality of analysis that appears in entry after entry. Morgan gives readers a wealth of trustworthy and authoritative information as well as perceptive, well-informed criticism of artists and their work. In addition, the book is thoroughly cross-referenced, so readers can easily find additional information on any topic of interest. Beautifully written, filled with fascinating historical background and penetrating insight, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists is an essential one-volume resource for art lovers everywhere.
Categories: Art

The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything

Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019517500X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 664

Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Oxford Primary Maths Dictionary

Oxford Primary Maths Dictionary

This is an essential and invaluable tool that demystifies maths and explainsterminology and concepts in an accessible way for primary children.

Author: Peter Patilla

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199116849

Category: Mathematics

Page: 128

View: 280

"A simple and lively alphabetical maths dictionary ideal to use at home and at school." -- cover.
Categories: Mathematics

The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

The Bloomsbury Companion To Lexicography

MEDAL2: Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2nd edition 2007
, Oxford: Macmillan Education. NOAD: The New Oxford American Dictionary, 1st
edition 2001, New York: Oxford University Press. NODE: The New Oxford ...

Author: Howard Jackson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441114150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 427

The Bloomsbury Companion to Lexicography offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study. Each companion is a comprehensive reference resource featuring an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. Lexicography, as the practice of compiling dictionaries, has a long tradition that has been, for much of the time, largely independent of linguistics. The direct influence of linguistics on lexicography goes back around 50 years, though longer in the case of learners' dictionaries. The present volume aims to reflect on the research that has been and is being done in lexicography and to point the way forward. It tackles, among other topics, the critique of dictionaries in the electronic medium, the future of historical lexicography in the electronic mode with special reference to the online Oxford English Dictionary, and e-lexicography in general.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines