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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

By Yuri Dolgopolov
  • ISBN Code: : 0786459956
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 403
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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

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By Jan Mieszkowski
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022661722X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: crises-of-the-sentence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are few forms in which so much authority has been invested with so little reflection as the sentence. Though a fundamental unit of discourse, it has rarely been an explicit object of inquiry, often taking a back seat to concepts such as the word, trope, line, or stanza. To understand what is at stake in thinking—or not thinking—about the sentence, Jan Mieszkowski looks at the difficulties confronting nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors when they try to explain what a sentence is and what it can do. From Romantic debates about the power of the stand-alone sentence, to the realist obsession with precision and revision, to modernist experiments with ungovernable forms, Mieszkowski explores the hidden allegiances behind our ever-changing stylistic ideals. By showing how an investment in superior writing has always been an ethical and a political as well as an aesthetic commitment, Crises of the Sentence offers a new perspective on our love-hate relationship with this fundamental compositional category.

A Concise Dictionary of Theology

By Gerald O'Collins,Edward G. Farrugia
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: a-concise-dictionary-of-theology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two distinguished theologians offer a comprehensive, up-to-date, ecumenical overview of Christian theology, in a reference that provides clear definitions and explanations of the meaning, origin, and history of key terms. Original.

A Practical Guide to Lexicography

By Piet van Sterkenburg
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 9027296510
  • Total of Pages : 460
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: a-practical-guide-to-lexicography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a state-of-the-art Guide to the fascinating world of the lexicon and its description in various types of dictionaries. A team of experts brings together a solid Introduction to Lexicography and leads you through decision-making processes step-by-step to compile and design dictionaries for general and specific purposes. The domains of lexicography are outlined and its specific terminology is explained in the Glossary. Each chapter provides ample suggestions for further reading. Naturally, electronic dictionaries, corpus analysis, and database management are central themes throughout the book. The book also "introduces" questions about the many types of definition, meaning, sense relations, and stylistics. And that is not all: those afraid to embark on a dictionary adventure will find out all about the pitfalls in the chapters on Design. A Practical Guide to Lexicography introduces and seduces you to learn about the achievements, unexpected possibilities, and challenges of modern-day lexicography.

The Language of Natural Description in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

By John Arthos
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000031101
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 931
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Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1949, this title was written in order to help establish a better understanding of the ‘stock diction’ of eighteenth-century English poetry, and, in particular, of the diction commonly used in the description of nature. The language characteristic of so much of the poetry of this period had been severely criticized for a long time. But in the twenty or thirty years prior to publication some effort had been made to review the subject and the problem. However, several questions still remained unanswered, and more exhaustive analysis needed to be undertaken. This volume was an effort to provide answers for some of these questions and to begin the analysis that was required.

The Semantic Web

By Pascal Hitzler,Miriam Fernández,Krzysztof Janowicz,Amrapali Zaveri,Alasdair J.G. Gray,Vanessa Lopez,Armin Haller,Karl Hammar
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 303021348X
  • Total of Pages : 622
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: the-semantic-web.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2019, held in Portorož, Slovenia. The 39 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 134 submissions. The papers are organized in three tracks: research track, resources track, and in-use track and deal with the following topical areas: distribution and decentralisation, velocity on the Web, research of research, ontologies and reasoning, linked data, natural language processing and information retrieval, semantic data management and data infrastructures, social and human aspects of the Semantic Web, and, machine learning.

A Sociolinguistic History of British English Lexicography

By Heming Yong,Jing Peng
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000429482
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 334
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Book Short Summary:

A Sociolinguistic History of British English Lexicography traces the evolution of British English dictionaries from their earliest roots to the end of the 20th century by adopting both sociolinguistic and lexicographical perspectives. It attempts to break out of the limits of the dictionary-ontology paradigm and set British English dictionary-making and research against a broader background of socio-cultural observations, thus relating the development of English lexicography to changes in English, accomplishments in English linguistics, social and cultural progress, and advances in science and technology. It unfolds a vivid, coherent and complete picture of how English dictionary-making develops from its archetype to the prescriptive, the historical, the descriptive and finally to the cognitive model, how it interrelates to the course of the development of a nation's culture and the historical growth of its lexicographical culture, as well as how English lexicography spreads from British English to other major regional varieties through inheritance, innovation and self-perfection. This volume will be of interest to students and academics of English lexicography, English linguistics and world English lexicography.

Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

By Mary Embree
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Book Code : 1620879174
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 403
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Book Short Summary:

Have you been putting bullion in your soup? Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? These are just a few of the commonly misunderstood words discussed and explained in Abused, Confused, and Misused Words, an entertaining and informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. An alphabetical list of words that are frequently misspelled or misused is accompanied by a style guide to usage rules that tells you how and why they can be broken. Also included is a collection of 1,000 new and inventive words, and nearly 30,000 more words are discussed in a section dealing with word roots and how they are used in modern language. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy this delightful, eye-opening collection.