By Geoffrey N. Leech
This completely revised variation presents lecturers and newbies of English with a distinct, updated reference grammar in an easy-to-use dictionary-like layout.
By Yiannis Gabriel
Organizing phrases provides a sequence of essays on a few 220 extensively used-and a lot debated-terms within the social sciences, and association experiences. each one essay explores the meanings and makes use of of the be aware; and in addition the controversies they've got sparked. The booklet goals to be a primary port of demand scholars, researchers and students who desire to familiarize themselves with those key principles and use them of their personal paintings. The e-book is neither an encyclopaedia nor a dictionary, yet a glossary. As such it combines either the unique which means of a glossary as a treasure trove, with its extra modern features of an available and sensible source. basically aimed to these attracted to social and organizational experiences, it's going to entice all these drawn to the human sciences. It doesn't declare to be canonical or all-inclusive, yet every one access seeks to enlighten and aid, with out patronizing or obscuring disagreements and problems. The e-book seeks to be re-assuring with no being complacent or "comfortable", to be authoritative with no being doctrinaire, and to be serious with no being harmful. phrases aid us convey ourselves, and make experience of our reports and our activities; and so they aid us to prepare ourselves, our strategies and our universe. Organizing phrases should be a useful source for essay-writing and a great tool in making plans and engaging in initiatives and dissertations. lots of the entries were written through Yiannis Gabriel, with forty essays coming from specialists specifically components.
By James Stuart Olson
Today, americans glance again nostalgically on the Nineteen Fifties, an period while tv and rock and roll revolutionized pop culture, and Vietnam, race riots, drug abuse, and protest activities have been nonetheless sooner or later. With houses within the suburbs, new autos, and the newest electric instruments, many americans believed they have been the main filthy rich humans on the earth. but the period used to be tainted by way of the phobia of thermonuclear battle with the Soviet Union, deepening racial tensions, and discontent with inflexible roles for girls and the calls for of company conformity. a feeling of uprising had started to brew in the back of the facade. It manifested itself in rock and roll, the budding civil rights move, and the looks of a early life tradition, finally exploding within the 1960s.
Providing a finished evaluation, this booklet contains entries at the famous humans, significant occasions, matters, scandals, rules, pop culture, and proceedings of the last decade that gave upward thrust to the tensions of the 1960s.
This quantity offers fourteen case experiences of standardization strategies in 11 diversified Germanic languages. jointly, the contributions confront problematical concerns in standardization for you to be of curiosity to sociolinguists, in addition to to ancient linguists from all language disciplines. The papers conceal a ancient variety from the center a long time to the current and a geographical variety from South Africa to Iceland, yet all fall into one of many following different types: 1) shaping and diffusing a regular language; 2) the connection among typical and identification; three) non-standardization, de-standardization and re-standardization.
By David L. Scott Accounting Professor
The second one variation of the commonly acclaimed Encyclopedic Dictionary of arithmetic was released in 1987 and is now on hand in paperback. It contains 70 new articles, really in utilized arithmetic, multiplied motives and appendices, assurance of contemporary paintings, and reorganization of older themes.
By Grant Barrett
The Oxford Dictionary of yankee Political Slang illuminates a wealthy and colourful section of our language. Readers will locate informative entries on slang phrases akin to "Beltway bandit" and "boondoggle," "angry white male" and "leg treasurer," "juice invoice" and "Joe Citizen," "banana superpower" and "the titanic Fix." we discover not just the which means and heritage of primary phrases comparable to "gerrymander," but additionally of lesser-known phrases similar to "cracking" (splitting a bloc of like-minded electorate by way of redistricting) and "fair-fight district" (which refers to components redistricted to prefer no political party). each one access comprises the definition of the observe, its old history, and illuminating citations, a few going again greater than 2 hundred years. chosen entries could have prolonged encyclopedic notes. The ebook additionally positive factors sidebar essays on subject matters resembling political phrases in Blogistan; a brief historical past of "big cheese"; all approximately chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all of the similar Watergate phrases; and the naming of laws. Political junkies, coverage wonks, newshounds, and be aware fans will locate this booklet addictive analyzing in addition to a competent advisor to at least one of the extra colourful corners of yankee English.
The hot tenth version contains over 7,000 new phrases! This elevated and seriously REVISED version comprises all 29,000 normal definitions referenced in all ASTM terminology criteria. One easy-to-use quantity is helping you: • observe phrases and definitions no longer generally present in so much dictionaries. • Make swifter, higher use of ASTM criteria. • find out how specific technical fields use their terminology. each one definition: • was once written through technical specialists of their box. • displays the experience during which that box makes use of the time period. • offers a transparent and particular clarification of every time period • comprises the designation of the ASTM general during which it really is referenced and the ASTM committee that constructed the normal. viewers: A precious reference software for a person concerned with clinical and technical study and purposes.
By Barbara Ann Kipfer
At last—a innovative state of the art glossary that places rankings of synonyms at your fingertips
Revised and extended third Edition
ROGET’S twenty first CENTURY glossary
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Combining scholarly authority with a brand new wisdom of today’s communique calls for, Roget’s twenty first Century Thesaurus is the straightforward, trustworthy method to locate the perfect note on your wishes. It gains an easy-to-use dictionary structure plus a progressive thought Index that arranges phrases by means of thought, hence bettering the user’s means of organization and resulting in rankings of extra choices. The inclusion of a large spectrum of phrases and words with every one entry—from refined offerings to fully new vocabulary within the language—brings clients an excellent variety of choices to slot any edition of fashion and tone.
•Created via the hugely revered Princeton Language Institute
•More note offerings than the other thesaurus—OVER 1 MILLION phrases!
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