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

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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 Dictionary

Oxford First Dictionary

Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for the child who is practising their alphabet skills.

Author: Evelyn Goldsmith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199115192

Category: English language

Page: 128

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The Oxford First Dictionary, now with new text and artwork, is the authoritative dictionary for children in their first years at school. Each page is a colourful, clear and accessible, introduction to the elements of a dictionary: 1500 entries in alphabetical order, simple, easy-to-read meanings, parts of speech (noun or verb), plurals, and topical examples sentences to clarify meaning. The full alphabet appears on every page with acoloured tab on the letter of the page - plus the dictionary quartiles are picked out in a vibrant colour. Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for the child who is practising their alphabet skills. Guidewords also appear on every page. All the artwork is new and each illustration adds to understanding as well as giving the book child-appeal. Extra material at the back accurately hooks in to the curriculum at this level. It includes information on the magic 'e', basic punctuation to create questions and statements, simple grammar,key overused words (with alternatives) as well as opposites, words we use a lot, irregular plurals, numbers, measurement, time, seasons, and colours and shapes.
Categories: English language

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an abridgement of the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionary into just two volumes, providing a comprehensive description of the historical development of English together with superb coverage of ...

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199206872

Category: Reference

Page: 3804

View: 492

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an abridgement of the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionary into just two volumes, providing a comprehensive description of the historical development of English together with superb coverage of the contemporary language.
Categories: Reference

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Deluxe Edition

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Deluxe Edition

In this Deluxe Edition, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary comprises the two-volume printed edition of the book together with the CD-ROM version of the dictionary, giving users maximum access to this unique resource.

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199206880

Category: Reference

Page: 3804

View: 808

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is a distillation of the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionary into just two volumes. In this Deluxe Edition, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary comprises the two-volume printed edition of the book together with the CD-ROM version of the dictionary, giving users maximum access to this unique resource.
Categories: Reference

Brave New Words

Brave New Words

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 ...

Author: Jeff Prucher

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: UOM:39015067680655

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 294

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

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: 508

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

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: 318

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

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199567461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 191

Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 754

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

Children s Writing and Drawing as Design

Children   s Writing and Drawing as Design

Also included are non-funded visits to schools, and texts made by the children of
colleagues and extended family. Extract from Oxford Very First Dictionary
compiled by Clare Kirtley, illustrated by Georgie Birkett (OUP 2007), copyright ©
Oxford ...

Author: Diane Mavers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136919602

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 749

Children’s everyday text making is remarkable in its very ordinariness. This book investigates the multiple ways in which children make meaning as they draw and write – in copying, online messaging, spelling ‘mistakes’, shading, layout – at home and at school, on the page and on the screen.
Categories: Education

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: 681

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

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

As Collins and Mees observe in their academic review of the 17th edition, 'for
many years, the EPD had no real rival... until 1990 when John Wells brought out,
as a one-man tour de force, the Longman Pronouncing Dictionary' (2007: 213); ...

Author: Philip Durkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199691630

Category: Lexicography

Page: 736

View: 220

This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.
Categories: Lexicography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005 2008

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2005 2008

published to great acclaim in 1998 and awarded the Truman Capote award for
literary criticism in 2001. ... afresh the breadth as well as the depth of Bowie's
knowledge of French literature (a breadth apparent from the beginning of his
career in the range of his reviewing). ... of his own thinking, but attention to the
revelations of textual detail, and scrupulous scholarship' (The Independent, 5 Feb
2007).

Author: Lawrence Goldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199671540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1264

View: 992

This book, drawn from the award-winning online Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, tells the story of our recent past through the lives of those who shaped national life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

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: 458

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

The Early Literacy Handbook

The Early Literacy Handbook

HarperCollins Publishers, London, UK. 134 Delahunty A (2011) Oxford First
Dictionary. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 135 Dignen S (2007) Oxford
Junior Dictionary. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 136 Vernon Lord J (1972)
The ...

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781909280120

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 129

The heart of this book is a new approach to the teaching of language and literacy. Its focus is exemplary classroom practice built on rigorous theory and evidence.The approach combines new theory and dynamic practice in its advocacy for contextualised teaching. This book shows how the teaching of smaller units of language, such as sentences, words, letters and phonemes, follows naturally from the context of whole texts. The book offers: practical examples, photographs from settings, case studies and action points to help any practitioner working with young children to develop one of the most crucial life skills, advice on how to build on children's motivation using whole texts, clear guidance on phonics teching in an appropriate context and a unique blend of new theory and dynamic practice.
Categories: Education

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: 205

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

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: 481

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

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: 933

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