The Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195214567
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This is a series of three volumes supplementing the acclaimed Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Each volume contains 3,000 new words and meanings presented in the style of the OED. These represent a variety of work-in-progress, covering words and meanings that have recently entered the language, as well as the results of further research on items already included in the Dictionary. With over 12,000 illustrative quotations showing the evolution of each word or meaning, these volumes are not only a testimony to the continual development of our living language, but also make compelling browsing.

Oxford English Dictionary

Author: John A. Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195218893
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The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The Dictionary defines over 500,000 words, making it an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. This new upgrade version of The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version has been augmented with the inclusion of the Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. System requirements: PC with minimum 200 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended); 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended); Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 200, or XP (Local administrator rights are required to install and open the OED for the first time on a PC running Windows NT 4 and to install and run the OED on Windows 2000 and XP); 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk: SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels: 16-bit (64k, high color) setting recommended. Please note: for the upgrade, installation requires the use of the OED CD-ROM v2.0.

Oxford Dictionary Of Current English

Author: Catherine Soanes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199299966
Size: 45.70 MB
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Provides definitions of words in contemporary use in English-speaking countries throughout the world, with examples of idiomatic uses, guides to irregular forms, notes on grammar and preferred usage, and lists of related terms.

The Little Oxford Guide To English Usage

Author: E. S. C. Weiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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Based on the highly successful Oxford Guide to English Usage, The Little Oxford Guide is a handy subject-by-subject guide to good English, pointing out pitfalls and how to avoid them. Clear advice is given on spelling, punctuation, grammar, pronunciation, and difficult and misused words. Quotations from authors ranging from Shakespeare to Martin Amis illustrate points of usage. Including all the key advice to help you speak and write better English, this practical reference provides the ideal companion to The Little Oxford Dictionary and The Little Oxford Thesaurus.

The Ring Of Words

Author: Peter Gilliver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199568367
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Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."

The Oxford Compact English Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This comprehensive and easy-to-use compact dictionary includes: over 145,000 words, phrases and definitions ; a comprehensive coverage of everyday English ; helpful notes giving guidance on grammar, usage and spelling ; and appendices including a guide to good English and a guide to the language of the Internet.

Spoken Marshallese

Author: Byron Wilbur Bender
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780870220708
Size: 76.77 MB
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Spoken Marshallese is designed to fill the need for a basic text in the language of the Marshall Islands. It will give students a fluency in the language and a feeling for its structure, enabling him or her to converse freely on a broad range of subjects without additional formal instruction. The Marshallese-English Dictionary, by Takaji Abo, Byron W. Bender, Alfred Capelle, and Tony DeBrum, would be useful as a supplement to this text.

Arabic Manuscripts

Author: Adam Gacek
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004170367
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Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept and richly illustrated, the present vademecum deals with various aspects of Arabic manuscript studies. A companion volume to my recently published The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), this work constitutes an indispensible aid to students and researchers.

Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Slang

Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199232059
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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Professor And The Madman

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061807602
Size: 49.11 MB
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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine