Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199561155
Release Date: 2010-02-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A brand-new dictionary designed for easy and quick look-up of modern Arabic-English and English-Arabic, including contemporary vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation help at an affordable price.

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.

From Bonbon to Cha cha

Author: Andrew Delahunty
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199543694
Release Date: 2008-10-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words commonly used and scientific vocabulary.

OXFORD DIC ENGLISH GRAMMAR P

Author: Sylvia Chalker
Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 9780192800879
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Reference

An A-Z of 1,000 English grammatical terms, including current mainstream terminology, older, traditional and many new, controversial terms plus coverage of wider linguistics items. Concise definitions are accompanied by more detailed explanations with examples of usage and many quotations from grammar books. Now available in paperback this book should be found on the shelves of all those with an interest in the English language

The Insect that Stole Butter

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199547920
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Combining both accessibility and authority, The Insect That Stole Butter? describes the origins and development of over 3,000 words and phrases in the English language. The book draws on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and language monitoring, and relates the fascinating stories behind many of our most curious terms and expressions in order to offer the reader a much more explicit account than can be found in a general English dictionary. Organized A-Z, the entries include first known use along with examples that illustrate the many faces of the particular word or phrase, from 'handsome' to 'bachelor' and 'cute' to 'baby', from 'pagan' to 'palaver' and 'toff' to 'torpedo'. Also featured are almost 20 special panels that cover expressions common in English but drawn from other languages, such as 'coffee', 'sugar', and 'candy' from Arabic or 'booze', 'brandy', and 'gin' (Dutch). This absorbing volume is useful for language students and enthusiasts, but also an intriguing read for any person interested in the development of the English language and of language development in general. Includes an extended introduction on the history of the English language.

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.

Oxford German Dictionary

Author: Werner Scholze-Stubenrecht
Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 9780199545681
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Provides authoritative coverage of German and English with over 320,000 words and phrases, and 520,000 translations. Features include: essential grammatical information and language usage notes for both languages; cultural notes, providing interesting and helpful information on life in the German- and English-speaking world; boxed notes offering help with language usage and construction; and a centre section covering essential correspondence with sample letters, emails, CVs, resumes, telephone and text messaging.

Register

Author: Herbert Ernst Wiegand
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110400830
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volumes provides extensive indices accompanying the International Bibliography of German Lexicography and Dictionary Research.

Words of the World

Author: Sarah Ogilvie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139789530
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England 150 years ago, it took more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, the British prime minister heralded it as a 'national treasure'. It maintained this image throughout the twentieth century, and in 2006 the English public voted it an 'Icon of England', alongside Marmite, Buckingham Palace and the bowler hat. However, this book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show that the OED is in fact an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, is in fact a global text.

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 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.