Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Angus Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199571123
Release Date: 2010-08-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199757268
Release Date: 2004-10-21
Genre: Religion

Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and there are discussions of Islamic views on such issues as abortion, birth control, the Internet, the Rushdie Affair, and the theory of evolution. Whether we are listening to the evening news, browsing through the op-ed pages, or reading a book on current events, references to Muslims and the Islamic world appear at every turn. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam offers a wealth of information for anyone curious about this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199547937
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Genre: History

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192527479
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: History

Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

Author: Maxine Grossman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199730049
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Reference

"The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the first edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues. Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research." -- Provided by publisher.

Oxford Picture Dictionary English Arabic Edition Bilingual Dictionary for Arabic speaking teenage and adult students of English

Author: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194201407
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Includes English to Arabic translations of vocabulary throughout, and an extensive index in Arabic at the back of the book. A fully integrated vocabulary development program in American English, progressing from essential words to the more complex, delivered in short thematic units. Realistic scenarios and modern artwork are easy to relate to and these, together with story pages and practice exercises, have been applauded for their success in promoting critical thinking skills. Content is fully supported by a range of components (in English only) - including Workbooks, Classroom Activities, Audio and website.

A Dictionary of First Names

Author: Patrick Hanks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198610601
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

The fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including the very newest names as well as traditional names. From Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaningof the name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and who the famous fictional or historical bearers for the name have been. It covers alternative spellings, short forms and pet forms, and masculine and feminine forms, as well as help with pronunciation.The book includes extensive appendices covering names from languages including Scottish, Irish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese names. Tables of the most popular names by year and by region are also included.This is the most comprehensive paperback first names dictionary available. From the traditional to the rare and unconventional, this book will tell you everything you need to know about names.

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191578564
Release Date: 2006-10-12
Genre: Reference

Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger? What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who or what is liable to jump the shark? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here in one volume you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources, this dictionary covers classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a browser's delight from start to finish. What is the fog of war? Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family? When was the Dreamtime? How long since the first cry of Women and children first? Where might you find dark matter? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo? -

Oxford Dictionary of First Names

Author: Patrick Hanks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192116517
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Family & Relationships

A comprehensive survey of European and American first names, includes historical information on each name and its diminuitives and nicknames

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Author: Michael Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199569922
Release Date: 2010-07-08
Genre: Art

Covers a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important styles and periods. Revised and updated to reflect the recent development and expanded with new entries focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art materials and techniques.

Oxford Picture Dictionary

Author: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0194511227
Release Date: 2017-01-09
Genre: English language

With page for page vocabulary reinforcement activities, the High Beginning Workbook for The Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition provides unparalleled support to meet the needs of today's English language learners.

The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics

Author: Jonathan Owens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199344093
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Arabic is one of the world's largest languages, spoken natively by nearly 300 million people. By strength of numbers alone Arabic is one of our most important languages, studied by scholars across many different academic fields and cultural settings. It is, however, a complex language rooted in its own tradition of scholarship, constituted of varieties each imbued with unique cultural values and characteristic linguistic properties. Understanding its linguistics holistically is therefore a challenge. The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics is a comprehensive, one-volume guide that deals with all major research domains which have been developed within Arabic linguistics. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, who both present state-of-the-art overviews and develop their own critical perspectives. The Handbook begins with Arabic in its Semitic setting and ends with the modern dialects; it ranges across the traditional - the classical Arabic grammatical and lexicographical traditions--to the contemporary--Arabic sociolinguistics, Creole varieties and codeswitching, psycholinguistics, and Arabic as a second language - while situating Arabic within current phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexicological theory. An essential reference work for anyone working within Arabic linguistics, the book brings together different approaches and scholarly traditions, and provides analysis of current trends and directions for future research.