By Philip Gooden
Winner of the HRH Duke of Edinburgh English talking Union English Language booklet Award 2006. An award successful language booklet, it is a energetic and interesting disclose at the overseas phrases and words that populate our language. each one access supplies a translation of the expression, the language of foundation, pronunciation, an insightful touch upon utilization, plus illuminating examples from the click. A Pretentiousness Index might help you stay away from committing the last word pretend pas(!). when you've got ever been bamboozled by means of a overseas observe or word, or just are looking to boost your vocabulary with a few good selected bons mots, then this can be the publication for you. hundreds of thousands of overseas phrases were absorbed into the English language from the standard (kowtow) to the rather imprecise (auto-da-fe). pretend Pas? makes a speciality of frequent phrases and expressions in addition to those who are new, curious or fun.
By David Miller
Encompassing the entire spectrum of the heritage and thought of politics from Socrates to Rawls, this is often the main finished and scholarly reference paintings to be had at the topic.
By Hassan Shadily, John M. Echols
This dictionary is a complete directory which makes an attempt to include a excessive percent of the commonest phrases and words in American English, with American orthography and pronunciation, besides the Indonesian similar. English-Indonesian Dictionary writer Hassan Shadily writer Cornell college Press, 1996 ISBN 9796864525, 9789796864522 size 660 pages
By Arthur Plotnik
Deft compliment encourages others to believe as we do, proportion our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving gadgets of admiration. It persuades humans to take definite activities. It sells things.
Sadly, during this "age of awesome," our phrases and words of acclaim are exhausted, all yet impotent. in spite of this, we discover ourselves defaulting to such routine offerings as "good," "great," and "terrific," or inventory synonyms that tumble out of a thesaurus -- "superb," "marvelous," "outstanding," and so forth. The piling on of intensifers comparable to "totally" basically makes issues worse, whereas damaging modifiers ("incredible," "unreal") render our universal parlance approximately tragic. till now.
Not to mince phrases, wunderkind of word-wonks Arthur Plotnik is proffering a well-knit wellspring of beneficial and wondrous phrases to rescue our worn-down utilization. Plotnik is either hella AND hecka as much as the duty of rescuing the English superlative, providing readers the chance never to be confused of compliment and acclamation!
By Bill Smith
"THAT'S NO MOON! it is a house STATION."
But it wasn't simply any area station--it was once the main well-known conflict station in motion picture heritage, the dying famous person, only one of the handfuls of high-tech marvels which are present in the flicks, the books, the comics, the video games, and all over the place the superstar Wars epic maintains.
STAR WARS(c): the basic consultant TO cars AND VESSELS
* good points exact information at the most vital spaceships, cars, and
battle machines within the superstar Wars universe.
* Describes the advance and historic significance of every vehicle.
* contains distinct illustrations with every one access for fast visible reference.
* Brings you recent at the most recent starcraft expertise utilized by the recent
Republic, its allies, and its enemies.
THESE ARE THE SHIPS USED TO shuttle, discover, AND overcome THE size AND BREADTH OF THE superstar WARS GALAXY.
By Philip M. Parker
When you are studying Turkish, this ebook used to be no longer created for you, and also you are usually not buy it. It used to be created for thoroughly fluent mother-tongue audio system of Turkish who already be aware of the total that means of Turkish phrases, yet who have to find out how a unmarried English translation of a Turkish note could have ambiguous meanings within the English language. it really is designed for bi-lingual schooling for the non-English reader who desires to increase English-language try rankings masking English synonyms. Synonyms may well endure no courting to a translation be aware (e.g. “love” can characterize either an emotion and a rating of 0 in tennis; 0, whereas being a synonym of affection, could be a nasty translation to the unique Turkish headword). this can be a standard English glossary, like Roget’s, however the entries are looked after alphabetically utilizing headwords from Turkish. It can't be used to translate among the 2 languages, yet may also help a fluent speaker of Turkish who's studying easy English, to profit the ambiguities of the English language and its vocabulary. The synonyms for every headword usually are not translations; Turkish phrases are used to facilitate “looking up” English synonyms. ahead of buy, educators and scholars may still assessment the contents of this specified kind of word list that's unfastened to view on Google books, or utilizing Amazon’s “look inside of” functionality. Public area translations used have been contributed to Webster’s on-line Dictionary and feature originated from uncited volunteers, local audio system, expert translators, box linguists and lecturers (not through the editor of the thesaurus). if you'd like quotation for any translations, make feedback, notice error, or give a contribution in the other manner, please electronic mail Philip M. Parker at INSEAD, who will periodically replace this sequence. replica rights are granted to educators.
By Kenneth Thompson, Ken Thompson
This is often an necessary reference instrument for all scholars and sociology enthusiaists. Quotations are extracted not just from the `Founding Fathers', but additionally more moderen influential figures.
By Robert Gorrell
So much language experts appear to come to not compliment English, yet to bury it; they always warn us of the upcoming loss of life of our mom tongue. to not fear, says Robert Gorrell. during this vigorous, playful social gathering of the thrill and tool of language, he issues to all of the symptoms that express English to be alive and good, and, like several different dwelling factor, continually evolving. Gorrell's aim isn't really lots to chastise the errant speaker or author because it is to foster an appreciation of phrases and the simplest how one can use them. therefore, whereas he offers transparent, concise factors of why convinced usages are inelegant or wrong, Gorrell can also be unafraid of reproaching different specialists over utilization debates he feels are picayune - mentioning, for instance, that one author of a favored language guide units forth a dictum at the makes use of of "that" and "which" that he himself then violates a couple of paragraphs later. Watch Your Language! covers a wide range of themes of curiosity to all aficionados of English, from political doublespeak to spelling, from etymology to puns and wordgames. all through, Gorrell invitations readers to proportion his love for phrases and his appreciate the ways that they are often used, performed with, or maybe amusingly abused. For, he feels, it truly is this type of affection and playfulness, greater than any dry adherence to strict formulations, that may carry to our writing and conversing the flicker and vivacity which are crucial parts of fashion.