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Dictionary of Catch Phrases

By Eric Partridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1461660408
  • Publisher : Scarborough House
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
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A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

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Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors

By P.R. Wilkinson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134474148
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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Book Short Summary:

This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.

A Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Analysis of English and Slovene Onomastic Phraseological Units

By Alenka Vrbinc
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527532666
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book investigates English and Slovene onomastic phraseological units (PUs), and is based on two databases containing English and Slovene PUs with anthroponyms, toponyms and their derivatives. These databases were created using monolingual English and Slovene phraseological dictionaries. The volume provides in-depth, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research into this segment of phraseology, and represents the most extensive treatment of any contrastive topic involving Slovene and a foreign language. As such, it will serve to be a useful source of information for scholars of Slavonic and other languages, as well as anyone interested in phraseology, cultural specificity, etymology, translation equivalence, and the stereotypical use of ethnonyms.

Behold the Proverbs of a People

By Wolfgang Mieder
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1626743037
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 694
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The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom's international currency. The first section of the book focuses on the field of paremiology (proverb studies) in general, the spread of Anglo-American proverbs in Europe, and the phenomenon of modern proverbs. The second section analyzes the use of proverbs in the world of politics, including a chapter on President Obama, while the third concentrates on the uses of proverbs in literature. The final section ends with detailed cultural studies of the origin, history, dissemination, use, function, and meaning of specific proverbs. Noted scholar Wolfgang Mieder shows that proverbs matter in culture, literature, and politics. Proverbs remain part and parcel of oral and written communication, and, he demonstrates, they deserve to be studied from a range of viewpoints. While various chapters deal with a variety of issues and approaches, they cohere through a rhetorical perspective that looks at the text, texture, and context of proverbs as speech acts that make a noteworthy impact on culture and society. Whether proverbs appear in everyday speech, on the radio, on television, in films, on the pages of newspapers or magazines, in advertisements, in literary works, or in political speeches, they serve as formulaic verbal devices to add authoritative weight through tradition, convention, and wisdom.

Whatchamacallit?

By Adauri Brezolin,Alzira Leite Vieira Allegro,Rosalind Mobaid
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  • Publisher : Disal Editora - Bantim, Canato e Guazzelli Editora Ltda
  • Book Code : 8578441419
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 209
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Book Short Summary:

Este novo dicionário engloba uma gama variada de expressões idiomáticas e coloquiais na língua portuguesa seguidas de possíveis traduções em inglês,que não são facilmente encontradas em dicionários disponíveis no mercado.Seu formato bilíngüe foi planejado para facilitar a consulta tanto na língua inglesa quanto na portuguesa.Excelente material de apoio para professores, tradutores e estudantes.

Oxford Companion to the English Language

By Tom McArthur,Jacqueline Lam-McArthur,Lise Fontaine
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191073873
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 432
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Book Short Summary:

The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

By Gyles Brandreth
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191060445
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 506
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Book Short Summary:

Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy to find hilarious quotes on subjects ranging from Argument to Diets, from Computers to The Weather. Add sparkle to your speeches and presentations, or just enjoy a good laugh in company with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Joan Rivers, Kathy Lette, Frankie Boyle, and friends. 'Now we have the World Wide Web (the only thing I know of whose shortened form-www-takes three times longer to say than what it's short for)' Douglas Adams 'Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends' Woody Allen 'Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight' Phyllis Diller 'Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit' Elizabeth Gilbert 'The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it' Terry Pratchett 'Retreat, hell! We're only attacking in another direction' American general Oliver P. Smith

The Foundations of Linguistic Theory (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

By Nigel Love
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317933656
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Book Short Summary:

For Roy Harris, the fundamental problem about linguistics is that it has been led astray by the fact that we are capable intellectually of ‘decontextualising’ our own verbal behaviour. A whole interlocking system of doctrines about forms, meanings and communication has arisen designed to support the idea that one particular kind of decontextualising analysis is a prerequisite for, rather than a retrospective reflection on, that behaviour. Against this, in 13 essays collected here for the first time, Harris argues for a fresh start, which recognises that we create language ‘as we go’, both as individuals and as communities, just as we create our social structures, forms of artistic expression, moral values, and everything else we call civilisation. If Harris’s thought can be put in a nutshell, it is that all utterances (whether written or spoken) have to appear in a context, and that context is an integral part of the utterance. There is no such thing as a contextless utterance.

The Cat's Pyjamas

By Julia Cresswell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141912421
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 764
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Book Short Summary:

A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.