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Book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

Download or read book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs written by Richard Spears and published by McGraw-Hill Education. This book was released on 2006-02-07 with total page 1098 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.

Book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Download or read book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs written by Richard A. Spears and published by McGraw Hill Professional. This book was released on 2003-09-22 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms is the most comprehensive reference of its kind, bar none. It puts the competition to shame, by giving both ESL learners and professional writers the complete low-down on more than 24,000 entries and almost 27,000 senses. Entries include idiomatic expressions (e.g. the best of both worlds), proverbs (the best things in life are free), and clich é s (the best-case scenario). Particular attention is paid to verbal expressions, an area where ordinary dictionaries are deficient. The dictionary also includes a handy Phrase-Finder Index that lets users find a phrase by looking up any major word appearing in it.

Book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionary

Download or read book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionary written by Richard A. Spears and published by McGraw-Hill Education. This book was released on 2006-12-04 with total page 772 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shape up your English with thousands of idioms Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you: Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans: at peace relaxed and happy every trick in the book every deceptive method known Johnny-on-the-spot someone who is in the right place at the right time make a killing to have a great success, especially in making money nine-to-five job a job with normal daytime hours scream bloody murder to complain bitterly take a powder to leave; to leave town

Book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs

Download or read book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idoms and Phrasal Verbs written by Richard Spears and published by McGraw Hill Professional. This book was released on 2006-02-03 with total page 1098 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn the language of Nebraska . . .and 49 other states With more entries than any other reference of its kind, McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs shows you how American English is spoken today. You will find commonly used phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, proverbial expressions, and clichés. The dictionary contains more than 24,000 entries, each defined and followed by one or two example sentences. It also includes a Phrase-Finder Index with more than 60,000 entries.

Book German English Dictionary of Idioms

Download or read book German English Dictionary of Idioms written by Hans Schemann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 1280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionary

Download or read book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionary written by Richard A. Spears and published by McGraw Hill Professional. This book was released on 2006-12-04 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shape up your English with thousands of idioms Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American Idioms Dictionary shows you the ropes of English and helps you: Expand your English-speaking abilities with these 14,000-plus expressions, proverbs, and common sayings, listed alphabetically Use American idioms correctly by following the many helpful examples Easily find the right phrase by one of its key words Some examples of the colorful English language, as spoken by Americans: at peace relaxed and happy every trick in the book every deceptive method known Johnny-on-the-spot someone who is in the right place at the right time make a killing to have a great success, especially in making money nine-to-five job a job with normal daytime hours scream bloody murder to complain bitterly take a powder to leave; to leave town

Book Idioms

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dilin Liu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-25
  • ISBN : 1351563319
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book Idioms written by Dilin Liu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-25 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics combined with informed teaching practices. Idioms is organized into three parts: Part I includes discussion of idiom definition, classification, usage patterns, and functions. Part II investigates the process involved in the comprehension of idioms and the factors that influence individuals’ understanding and use of idioms in both L1 and L2. Part III explores idiom acquisition and the teaching and learning of idioms, focusing especially on the strategies and techniques used to help students learn idioms. To assist the reader in grasping the key issues, study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. The text also includes a glossary of special terms and an annotated list of selective idiom reference books and student textbooks. Idioms is designed to serve either as a textbook for ESL/applied linguistics teacher education courses or as a reference book. No matter how the book is used, it will equip ESL/applied linguistics students and professionals with a solid understanding of various issues related to idioms and the learning of them.

Book Reference and Information Services

Download or read book Reference and Information Services written by Richard E. Bopp and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 769 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part I. Concepts and Processes, History and functions of reference service: Ethical aspects of reference service; The reference interview; Organization of information and search strategies; Electronic resources for reference; Understanding electronic information systems for reference; Access-related reference services; Instruction; Training and continual learning for reference staff; Evaluation of reference services; Organizing and delivering reference and information services; Reference services for specific populations. -- Part II. Information Sources and their Use: Selection and evaluation of reference sources: Directories; Almanacs, yearbooks and handbooks; Biographical sources; Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Geographical sources; Bibliographic sources; Index and abstracts; Government information and statistics sources.

Book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Download or read book McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions written by Richard A. Spears and published by McGraw Hill Professional. This book was released on 2005-10-14 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet). Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on “What is Slang?,” a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.

Book Exploring Idioms

    Book Details:
  • Author : Valeri R. Helterbran
  • Publisher : Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 1934338141
  • Pages : 146 pages

Download or read book Exploring Idioms written by Valeri R. Helterbran and published by Maupin House Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Idioms are everywhere whether you break a leg, make a mountain out of a molehill, or let the cat out of the bag and they spice up English in the most delightful way. Mastery of idioms promotes fluency and lively, colorful self-expression. And now, with Exploring Idioms, you can use them to develop your students¿ critical-thinking skills, too. In Exploring Idioms, Valeri Helterbran provides opportunities for middle-grade students to actively work with and connect to 120 common American idioms, as well as more than 300 related idiomatic phrases students can investigate on their own. The critical-thinking activities in Exploring Idioms give you an easy and effective way to begin or end the day, to prepare students to respond to questions about idioms on state assessments, and to help ELL students master this difficult English-language concept while having fun at the same time. Have your students put on their thinking caps and explore the creative world of idioms.

Book The American Way of Writing  How to Communicate Like a Native at School  at Work  and on the Road

Download or read book The American Way of Writing How to Communicate Like a Native at School at Work and on the Road written by Steven D. Stark and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-08-28 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explains the uniquely American cultural references that appear in American English for students and professionals to increase their written command of the language. • Clearly presents detailed knowledge of American history and culture for non-Americans, with examples of features of American writing such as short, to-the-point sentences • Provides key takeaways for students and professionals at the end of each chapter • Includes chapters on moving from other forms of English, such as Canadian or Australian, to American

Book Reading Actively in Middle Grade Social Studies

Download or read book Reading Actively in Middle Grade Social Studies written by Don K. Philpot and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-08-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on assigned reading events in middle grade social studies courses and the 14 actions proficient readers take before, during, and after reading to comprehend assigned course texts including textbook chapters, book chapters, passages, and articles.

Book Syntactic architecture and its consequences I

Download or read book Syntactic architecture and its consequences I written by András Bárány and published by Language Science Press. This book was released on with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume collects novel contributions to comparative generative linguistics that “rethink” existing approaches to an extensive range of phenomena, domains, and architectural questions in linguistic theory. At the heart of the contributions is the tension between descriptive and explanatory adequacy which has long animated generative linguistics and which continues to grow thanks to the increasing amount and diversity of data available to us. The chapters address research questions on the relation of syntax to other aspects of grammar and linguistics more generally, including studies on language acquisition, variation and change, and syntactic interfaces. Many of these contributions show the influence of research by Ian Roberts and collaborators and give the reader a sense of the lively nature of current discussion of topics in synchronic and diachronic comparative syntax ranging from the core verbal domain to higher, propositional domains.

Book Structural Ambiguity in English

Download or read book Structural Ambiguity in English written by Dallin D. Oaks and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-27 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Structural Ambiguity in English is a major new scholarly work that provides an innovative and accessible linguistic description of those features of the language that can be exploited to generate structural ambiguities. Most ambiguity scholarship is concerned with disambiguation-the process of making what is ambiguous clear. This book takes the opposite approach as it focuses on describing the features in the English language that may contribute towards the creation of structural ambiguities, which form the core of some of the best word-plays found in advertising, comedy and marketing. Oaks utilizes a systematic and comprehensive inventory approach that identifies individual elements in the language and their distinctive behaviors that can be manipulated in the deliberate creation of structural ambiguities. In doing so he also provides authentic examples to illustrate the concepts he presents. This book will appeal to researchers and academics interested in the structure of the English language, usage, pragmatics, communication, natural language processing, editing, and humor studies as well as those in marketing, advertising, or humor writing.

Book Formulaic Language and New Data

Download or read book Formulaic Language and New Data written by Elisabeth Piirainen and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-01-20 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Die Reihe Formelhafte Sprache / Formulaic Language bietet ein integratives Forum für innovative Publikationen, die sprachliche, kognitive und konzeptuelle Vorgeformtheit in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Betrachtungen rücken. Sie ist für Studien offen, die sich mit Vorgeprägtheit, Musterhaftigkeit bzw. Formelhaftigkeit auf allen sprachlichen Ebenen (im System wie in der Sprachverwendung) und außersprachlicher Natur (etwa bei der kulturbasierten und kulturspezifischen Wissensgestaltung und -tradierung) beschäftigen. Untersucht werden die Entstehung, die Dynamik und das Funktionieren von unterschiedlichen Ausprägungen des Formelhaften in solchen Bereichen wie Lexikon und Grammatik, Wortbildung und Phraseologie, schriftliche Texte/Textsorten und mündliche Gespräche/kommunikative Gattungen, Diskurse und Textkorpora, Stereotypenentstehung und Stigmatisierung, Kognition und kulturelles Gedächtnis, verbale und visuelle Organisation des Wissens, Spracherwerb usw. Publiziert werden Monografien und thematisch gebundene Sammelbände, die ihren Schwerpunkt auf die theoretische und empirische Erforschung sprachlicher, kognitiver und konzeptueller Verfestigungen im diachronen und/oder synchronen Schnitt sowie den praktischen Fragen ihrer didaktischen Vermittlung legen. Wir begrüßen gebrauchsbasierte Untersuchungen aus den Bereichen der Grammatikalisierung, der Lexikalisierung, der Konstruktionsgrammatiken, der Korpus- und Computerlinguistik, der maschinellen Sprachverarbeitung (NLP) und der Digital Humanities. Die Publikationssprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch. Alle Beiträge werden mithilfe eines wissenschaftlichen Beirats peer-reviewed. Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Harald Burger (Zürich, Schweiz) Joan L. Bybee (New Mexico, USA) Dmitrij Dobrovol’skij (Moskau, Russland) Stephan Elspaß (Salzburg, Österreich) Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton, USA) Raymond Gibbs (Santa Cruz, USA) Annelies Häcki Buhofer (Basel, Schweiz) Claudine Moulin (Trier, Deutschland) Jan-Ola Östman (Helsinki, Finnland) Stephan Stein (Trier, Deutschland) Martin Wengeler (Trier, Deutschland) Alison Wray (Cardiff, UK)

Book Poetry   Barthes

Download or read book Poetry Barthes written by Calum Gardner and published by Poetry and Lup. This book was released on 2018 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What kinds of pleasure do we take from writing and reading? What authority has the writer over a text? What are the limits of language's ability to communicate ideas and emotions? Moreover, what are the political limitations of these questions? The work of the French cultural critic and theorist Roland Barthes (1915-80) poses these questions, and has become influential in doing so, but the precise nature of that influence is often taken for granted. This is nowhere more true than in poetry, where Barthes' concerns about pleasure and origin are assumed to be relevant, but this has seldom been closely examined. This innovative study traces the engagement with Barthes by poets writing in English, beginning in the early 1970s with one of Barthes' earliest Anglophone poet readers, Scottish poet-theorist Veronica Forrest-Thomson (194775). It goes on to examine the American poets who published in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and other small but influential journals of the period, and other writers who engaged with Barthes later, considering his writings' relevance to love and grief and their treatment in poetry. Finally, it surveys those writers who rejected Barthes' theory, and explores why this was. The first study to bring Barthes and poetry into such close contact, this important book illuminates both subjects with a deep contemplation of Barthes' work and a range of experimental poetries.

Book Poetry   Barthes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Callie Gardner
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-11
  • ISBN : 1786949393
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read book Poetry Barthes written by Callie Gardner and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-11 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The influence of Roland Barthes on contemporary culture has been the subject of much analysis, but never before has this influence been closely examined in relation to poetry. This innovative study traces Anglophone poetry’s response to the literary and cultural theory of Barthes — from debate to adoption, adaptation and rejection.