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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Author American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN-10 0547041012
Release 2011
Pages 2084
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This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.



American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Fifth Edition

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language  Fifth Edition Author American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN-10 0544454456
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 2112
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A major revision to the Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives. This dictionary presents the most up-to-date research about the words in our language in an accessible and elegant design. The landmark Fifth Edition, with 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 new full-color images, and comprehensive, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage® Usage Panel, is now updated for 2015 with more than 1,000 revisions, including nearly 100 new words and senses.



The American Heritage Dictionary Fifth Edition

The American Heritage Dictionary  Fifth Edition Author Paul Hellweg
ISBN-10 0547624840
Release 2012-06-26
Pages 960
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Based on the authoritative American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, the Office Edition has been completely updated; every single entry has been reviewed and revised as necessary. Its thousands of new words and senses, such as antiquark, earbud, and the verb sense of friend, reflect recent developments in the sciences, technology, and popular culture. Hundreds of photographs and drawings enhance the text, and several tables such as the periodic table of the elements and a table of units of measurement provide helpful data in a useful visual format. Forming the heart of the dictionary, however, are its more than 70,000 entry words, whose clear, straightforward definitions--supplemented by pronunciations, inflections of irregular verbs and plural nouns, and selected etymologies--make the Office Edition of the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, an essential reference for the office, school, or home.



The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Fifth Edition

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language  Fifth Edition Author American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN-10 1328841693
Release 2018-10-16
Pages 2112
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A major revision of the Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives. This new printing, which marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the original American Heritage Dictionary, presents the most up-to-date research about the words in our language in an accessible and elegant design, featuring thousands of revisions, including more than 150 new words and senses. This is the fiftieth anniversary printing of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. This beloved dictionary has become the premier resource for anyone who wants to know precisely what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. It is renowned for presenting accurate and comprehensible definitions, etymologies based on the latest research, and authoritative usage guidance from the celebrated American Heritage Usage Panel. The fifth edition of the dictionary, published in 2011, included 10,000 new words and senses, as well as 4,000 new full-color images. This comprehensive update continues the tradition of exhaustive research and thorough review. Thousands of revisions to definitions and etymologies, 150 new words and senses, and new usage advice make this updated printing the most current print dictionary of its size available today. The American Heritage Dictionary combines clear, precise definitions with useful features that make it easier to choose your words and express yourself clearly. Your words really do define you. Make the most of them with the guidance of this respected work of reference.



American Heritage High School Dictionary

American Heritage High School Dictionary Author American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN-10 0544792548
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 1104
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The ideal trade paperback dictionary for students



The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots

The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots Author Calvert Watkins
ISBN-10 0618082506
Release 2000
Pages 149
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Discusses the nature, origins, and development of language and lists the meanings and associated word for more than thirteen thousand Indo-European root words.



The American Heritage Desk Dictionary

The American Heritage Desk Dictionary Author American Heritage
ISBN-10 0547708130
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 951
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Contains over seventy thousand entries, including over two thousand new words and their meanings, as well as illustrations, photographs, and guidance on correct usage.



The American Heritage College Writer s Dictionary

The American Heritage College Writer s Dictionary Author American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN-10 0547857853
Release 2013
Pages 1093
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Presents a dictionary for college and advanced high school students which in addition to word definitions also includes a punctuation and style guide, notes on word origins, and a gazetteer of countries, states, and capitals.



The American Heritage r Essential Student Thesaurus Fourth Edition

The American Heritage r  Essential Student Thesaurus  Fourth Edition Author Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN-10 0544639669
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 96
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The "American Heritage(r) Essential Student Thesaurus, Fourth Edition" is completely revised and updated, with more than 300 entries and 1,200 synonyms. Each entry clearly describes subtle distinctions among synonyms. Sample phrases, sentences, or quotations accompany every synonym to show use in context. This handy, affordable thesaurus helps students express themselves with clarity, style, and imagination. "



The American Heritage Dictionary

The American Heritage Dictionary Author Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN-10 0553583220
Release 2012
Pages 951
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Contains over seventy thousand entries, including 2,500 new words and their meanings.



The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language 3rd Edition Anne H Soukhanov

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language  3rd Edition  Anne H  Soukhanov Author Anne H. Soukhanov
ISBN-10
Release 2015-06-15
Pages 8654
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A lmost a quarter of a century ago a new dictionary bearing the name American Heritage appeared. That book was notable because it did four things and it did them well. It faithfully recorded the language in easily understood definitions. It provided guidance toward accuracy, precision, and grace in the use of English that intelligent people need and seek in a dictionary. It traced, whenever possible, the development of English words to their origins and keyed many to an Appendix of Indo-European Roots. And it presented complex lexical data in a typographically attractive design accented by thousands of photographs and line drawings in spacious margins. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition , builds upon this distinguished, innovative foundation. The pages of the Third Edition, a lexicon of more than 200,000 boldface forms, hundreds of thousands of meanings, and nearly 4,000 pieces of art, reflect the rich and varied texture of American English as it has been used over time by a broad group of educated speakers. This Dictionary is the product of four years of work by 175 contributors. In preparing the Dictionary, our editors have had access to a database containing hundreds of millions of lines of text that could be searched for any word in context. The A-Z vocabulary, containing more than 16,000 words and meanings new to this Edition, is a comprehensive, detailed record of the language. Use of citations allowed the editors to identify new words and new meanings, identify levels of usage, and select more than 4,000 quoted illustrations from nearly 2,000 sources for use in exemplifying entry words in printed context. The quoted illustrations range from the works of Shakespeare, Pope, and Ruskin to the works of contemporary writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Didion, John Updike, and Tom Wicker. More than 30,000 nonquoted illustrative examples were also derived from study of the citations. Finally, the citations were used to determine the status of variants. For example, 4,000 electronic citations were accrued for the spelling ambiance and about 2,000 were found for the variant ambience . On the basis of this 2:1 ratio the Dictionary gives ambience as an "unequal," or less frequently occurring, variant of the entry word ambiance . If language is a reflection of the ethos of the generation speaking it, then the new entries and meanings in this Edition have much to say about us and our time. The great majority of the new words relate to social and life patterns; to the life sciences with an emphasis on health, medicine, genetics, and ecology; and to the physical sciences with an emphasis on computer technology and electronics, physics, and astronomy. The goal of the Third Edition is to provide the user with comprehension and appreciation of the language in a readable manner. Keeping the needs of the contemporary user in mind, we have presented the central and often the most frequently sought meaning of a word first. The definitions are worded in concise, lucid prose without the specialized terms and abbreviations that make most dictionaries forbidding and confusing. The Third Edition contains more than 500 notes and comments on matters of grammar, diction, pronunciation, and levels and nuances of usage. Citations were used in identifying new and evolving usage problems, attesting and evaluating the currency of certain usages, studying various levels of usage, and evaluating their sociolinguistic implications. The 173-member Usage Panel, with 75 new members and chaired by Geoffrey Nunberg, a linguist associated with Stanford University, has made an important contribution to the content and direction of the Usage Notes through responses to periodic surveys developed by the Chair and the editors. The Usage Panel of the Third Edition consists chiefly of writers, editors, and scholars, 22 of whom are professors of linguistics or English. Other Panelists occupy distinguished positions in law, diplomacy, government, business, science and technology, medicine, and the arts. Eighteen are recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and one is a Nobel Laureate. These men and women, who reside in 28 states across the land and in Canada and England, are a cross section of today's critical, literary, and scholarly community. A list of usage issues—old and new—was prepared by the Chair and the editors, and from it the usage program for the Third Edition was developed. Some of the usage issues are entirely new. An example is the Note at world-class . Other issues discussed in previous editions were resurveyed. An example is the use of contact as a verb. In some instances the Panel's views are more conservative than in the past: only 27 percent of the current Panel accepts hopefully as a sentence adverb, a usage that in 1969 was acceptable to 44 percent of the Panel. Other Notes, such as the one that discusses the use of above as a noun, present guidance and linguistic analysis without Panel opinions. The Usage Notes are not confined solely to matters of stylistic excellence. Our concern with usage extends to issues of gender, ethnicity, and sexual preference. Considerable attention is devoted in this Edition to the history of words. The etymologies have been thoroughly revised and expanded by a group of 25 specialists whose work reflects original scholarly research in many fields, including African, Persian, Turkish, and Native American languages. Special symbols, abbreviations, and complex technical vocabulary have been avoided in the etymologies. More than 400 word history paragraphs, most of which contain dates of first occurrence of the words in English, appear at entries with especially interesting etymologies. These word histories, such as the one at nerd , provide a social, historical, and cultural context for the evolution of words and explain the various linguistic processes that contribute to the development of language. A great many Modern English words can be traced to the reconstructed ancestral language called Proto-Indo-European. The etymologies in the Third Edition, like those in the First, trace many words to their earliest ascertainable origins, usually in Proto-Indo-European, by means of cross-references to a new and thoroughly revised Appendix of Indo-European Roots. The Appendix, in a major departure from previous style, gives the root followed by a brief gloss and a list of some of the Modern English words derived from it. The individual roots entry then follows. For example, the Modern English words fierce , and treacle , at first glance strange semantic companions, both derive from the root *ghwer- , "wild." The Third Edition contains hundreds of labeled words and meanings whose occurrence is restricted to certain areas of the United States. An important new feature unique to the Third Edition is the inclusion of more than 100 Regional Notes that explore the various linguistic and historical processes contributing to the development of these terms. These processes are apparent in the Regional Notes at entries such as absquatulate . In an effort to assist the reader in using the language with color, vitality, and freshness, the Third Edition devotes more attention than ever before to synonymy by including more than 900 synonym paragraphs. The fully cross-referenced synonym paragraphs are of two kinds. The first, liberally illustrated with quotations, discriminates shades of meaning. The second kind lists exact synonyms, that is, words sharing a common irreducible element of meaning, and provides antonyms when applicable. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition , like the First, is the product of significant advances in the use of computer technology. The Third Edition is derived from a complex, highly versatile structured database. Every element in the Dictionary was parsed, examined, and coded to reflect its lexical function and position within the base. In combination, these elements form dictionary entries, and on a broader scale they reflect a multitude of relationships across the lexicon. Use of the database in connection with electronically generated citations places the Third Edition a generation ahead of other dictionaries. It is no longer possible for a few general editors working strictly within a publishing house to compile a true and accurate record of the language as it is used today. Semantic, etymological, linguistic, and technical complexities inherent in the language require the counsel of specialists from many disciplines. These specialists' names are listed under Special Contributors and Consultants. We wish to thank all of them for helping us in our pursuit of accuracy and truth. Special thanks go to John Simpson, Co-Editor of the New Oxford English Dictionary , for valuable comments made during the early stages of the project. And to all members of the Editorial Staff who gave unstintingly of their time and expended great effort in the development of the Third Edition, we express our deepest gratitude. Anne H.Soukhanov



Is English Changing

Is English Changing Author Steve Kleinedler
ISBN-10 9781351114059
Release 2018-02-07
Pages 194
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Is English changing? To what degree is it changing? Is this change good or bad? In answering these questions, Is English Changing? provides a lively and concise introduction to language change, refuting commonly held misconceptions about language evolution as we understand it. Showing that English, like all living languages, has historically changed and continues to change, this book: analyzes developments in the lexicon, the way words are spoken or written, and the way in which speakers and writers use words; offers a basic overview of the major subfields of linguistics, including phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics, all viewed through the prism of language change; discusses change over time with examples from Old English, Middle English, and Modern English; reinforces important concepts with examples from other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Czech; clearly defines key terms and includes advice on rules, usage, and style, as well as ample annotated further reading and activities throughout. Aimed at undergraduate students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, this book is essential reading for those studying this topic for the first time.



100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know

100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know Author Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN-10 9780544306639
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 96
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Ideal for students in the upper grades of elementary school, 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know is the latest book in the popular 100 Words series from the American Heritage® Dictionaries. This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kind of vocabulary students often encounter in their classes and in their reading. From accommodate to zest, with stops along the way at frank, persuade, and vengeance, the words are invariably intriguing and useful. Each entry includes the word's pronunciation, clear definitions of its various senses, and one or more short example sentences, along with a longer quotation from a classic or contemporary author showing how the word is used in a broader context.



Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Author Kay Ann Cassell
ISBN-10 9781555708597
Release 2013
Pages 510
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Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.



A Guided Inquiry Approach to High School Research

A Guided Inquiry Approach to High School Research Author Randell K. Schmidt
ISBN-10 9781610692878
Release 2013
Pages 179
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This book helps educators foster academic success and college readiness: it demonstrates how to instruct high school students to find, process, and think about new information, and then synthesize that knowledge. * Introduces the Information Search Process to students * Supplies step-by-step lesson plans that educators can utilize to guide students with their chosen inquiry * Examines the task of the teaching team in guiding students in their inquiry and to provide them with the skills to find, process, and synthesize new information on their own



                                           Author Guy Debord
ISBN-10 9786180309638
Release 2016-11-25
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Στην Κοινωνία του θεάματος- που κυκλοφόρησε το 1947-, ο Guy Debord εκθέτει συνεκτικά τους τρόπους λειτουργίας της σύγχρονης κοινωνίας όπως διαμορφώνεται από τα τέλη της δεκαετίας του 1920 και γιγαντώνεται, παροξυσμικά και παρανοϊκά, έως τις μέρες μας. Μισό αιώνα μετά την πρώτη του έκδοση, αυτό το μοναδικό βιβλίο παραμένει δυναμικά επίκαιρο. Γράφει ο Debord: «Το θέαμα δεν μπορεί να εννοηθεί ως κατάχρηση ενός κόσμους της όρασης, ως το προιόν των τεχνικών μαζικής διάχυσης εικόνων. Είναι μάλλον μια Weltanschauung [κοσμοθεώρηση] που έγινε πραγματική, που εκφράστηκε υλικά. Είναι μια θεώρηση του κόσμου που έγινε αντικειμενική». Όσον αφορά τον ίδιο τον συγγραφέα, ακολούθησε στη ζωή και έως τον εκούσιο θάνατό του έναν και μοναδικό κανόνα. Τον συνοψίζει στον πρόλογο της Τρίτης γαλλικής έκδοσης του ανά χείρας έργου: «Οφείλει κανείς να διαβάσει αυτό το βιβλίο έχοντας κατά νου ότι γράφτηκε με την πρόθεση να βλάψει την κοινωνία του θεάματος. Δεν είπα ποτέ τίποτα το εξωφρενικό».



Creative Power of the Tongue

Creative Power of the Tongue Author Dr. Samuel A. Appiah
ISBN-10 9781449790394
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 124
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The Creative Power of the Tongue is like taking a journey and picking up things in life that were lost during the growth process. It has much truth in it, as well as life-changing revelations that causes one to see and live by the understanding and applying of these gems. This book has insight into growing up and taking full responsibility over one’s thoughts, words, behavior, and associations. I believe that many who pick up this book will be truly blessed and impacted as they apply these truths to their lives. It can profoundly help self-evaluate and correct what is missing in your life. It reveals that ideas are meant to live and innovation is the vehicle that sets the stage for ideas to manifest in one’s life.