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Ntc S Dictionary Of American Slang And Colloquial Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071392041
Size: 57.23 MB
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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.

African American Slang

Author: Maciej Widawski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316240614
Size: 13.17 MB
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In this pioneering exploration of African American slang - a highly informal vocabulary and a significant aspect of African American English - Maciej Widawski explores patterns of form, meaning, theme and function, showing it to be a rule-governed, innovative and culturally revealing vernacular. Widawski's comprehensive description is based on a large database of contextual citations from thousands of contemporary sources, including literature and the press, music, film and television. It also includes an alphabetical glossary of 1,500 representative slang expressions, defined and illustrated by 4,500 usage examples. Due to its vast size, the glossary can stand alone as a dictionary providing readers with a reliable reference of terms. Combining scholarship with user-friendliness, this book is an insightful and practical resource for students and researchers in linguistics and general readers interested in exploring lexical variation in contemporary English.

A Dictionary Of Confusable Phrases

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458550
Size: 61.84 MB
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"This dictionary covers over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings. Designed to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate orerroneous phrases, it can be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichâes, and set expressions"--Provided by publisher.

Ntc S Dictionary Of Everyday American English Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071783547
Size: 40.63 MB
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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.

Ntc S American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780844208268
Size: 29.20 MB
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Completely revised, updated, reorganized, and enlarged with 600 new entries. Essential for writers and learners of American English, it features a unique new format, an appendix of 500 fixed-order phrases--such as "fast and furious"--that cannot be reversed, and a Phrase-Finder Index for easy lookups of even partially remembered phrases.

Write Right

Author: Jan Venolia
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307784185
Size: 52.39 MB
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The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication. In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it's used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels. Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.