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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controver...
by David Skinner

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

January 28, 2014

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<p>Created by the most respected American publisher of dictionaries and supervised by the editor Philip Gove, <em>Webster's Third</em> broke with tradition, adding thousands of new words and eliminating "artificial notions of correctness," basing proper usage on how language was actually spoken. The dictionary's revolutionary style sparked what David Foster Wallace called "the Fort Sumter of the Usage Wars." Editors and scholars howled for Gove's blood, calling him an enemy of clear thinking, a great relativist who was trying to sweep the English language into chaos. Critics bayed at the dictionary's permissive handling of <em>ain't</em>. Literary intellectuals such as Dwight Macdonald believed the dictionary's scientific approach to language and its abandonment of the old standard of usage represented the unraveling of civilization.</p><p>Entertaining and erudite, <em>The Story of Ain't</em> describes a great societal metamorphosis, tracing the fallout of the world wars, the rise of an educated middle class, and the emergence of America as the undisputed leader of the free world, and illuminating how those forces shaped our language. Never before or since has a dictionary so embodied the cultural transformation of the United States.</p>
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertation...
by Kate L. Turabian

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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<div>When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. <i>A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations</i>—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals.<br /><br /><br /><br />This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released <i>Chicago Manual of Style</i>, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of <i>The Craft of Research.</i><br /><br /><br /><br />Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. <i> A Manual for Writers</i> also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project.<br /><br /><br /><br />Through eight decades and millions of copies, <i>A Manual for Writers</i> has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.<br /><br /> </div>
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
by Kory Stamper

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<i>“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.”</i><br /> <i> </i><br /> With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. <br />  <br /> Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), <i>Word by Word</i> is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms: American English Idio...
by Christine Ammer

Language

English

Pages

515

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<DIV><P><B>From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English.</B><BR />  <BR /> The <I>American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms</I> explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as <I>kick back</I>, proverbs such as <I>too many cooks spoil the broth</I>, interjections such as <I>tough beans</I>, and figures of speech such as <I>elephant in the room</I>.<BR />  <BR /> With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions.<BR />  <BR /> “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —<I>School Library Journal</I></P></DIV>
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 [newly upd...
by , Virginia Woolf

Language

English

Pages

12738

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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<div><div>This book, <b>newly updated</b>, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!<br />The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.</div><div></div><div>This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names</div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>- Little Women [Louisa May Alcott]</div><div>- Sense and Sensibility [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) [J.M. Barrie]</div><div>- Cabin Fever [ B. M. Bower]</div><div>- The Secret Garden [Frances Hodgson Burnett]</div><div>- A Little Princess [Frances Hodgson Burnett]</div><div>- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [Lewis Carroll]</div><div>- The King in Yellow [Robert William Chambers]</div><div>- The Man Who Knew Too Much [Gilbert Keith Chesterton]</div><div>- The Woman in White [Wilkie Collins]</div><div>- On the Origin of Species, 6th Edition [Charles Darwin]</div><div>- Robinson Crusoe [Daniel Defoe]</div><div>- The Iron Woman [Margaret Deland]</div><div>- David Copperfield [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- Oliver Twist [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- A Tale of Two Cities [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- The Double [Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Hound of the Baskervilles [Arthur Conan Doyle]</div><div>- The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]</div><div>- The Three Musketeers [Alexandre Dumas]</div><div>- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [Francis Scott Fitzgerald]</div><div>- A Room with a View [E. M. Forster]</div><div>- Dream Psychology [Sigmund Freud]</div><div>- Tess of the d'Urbervilles [Thomas Hardy]</div><div>- Siddhartha [Hermann Hesse]</div><div>- Dubliners [James Joyce]</div><div>- The Arabian Nights [Andrew Lang]</div><div>- The Sea Wolf [Jack London]</div><div>- The Call of Cthulhu [Howard Phillips Lovecraft]</div><div>- Anne of Green Gables [Lucy Maud Montgomery]</div><div>- Beyond Good and Evil [Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche]</div><div>- The Murders in the Rue Morgue [Edgar Allan Poe]</div><div>- The Black Cat [Edgar Allan Poe]</div><div>- The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe]</div><div>- The Fall of the House of Usher [Edgar Allan Poe]</div><div>- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]</div><div>- Romeo and Juliet [William Shakespeare]</div><div>- Treasure Island [Robert Louis Stevenson]</div><div>- The Elements of Style [William Strunk Jr.]</div><div>- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [Mark Twain]</div><div>- The Prince and the Pauper [Mark Twain]</div><div>- The Kama Sutra [Vatsyayana]</div><div>- A Journey into the Center of the Earth [Jules Verne]</div><div>- The Mysterious Island [Jules Verne]</div><div>- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [Jules Verne]</div><div>- The War of the Worlds [H. G. Wells]</div><div>- The Time Machine [H. G. Wells]</div><div>- The Star [H.G Wells]</div><div>- The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde</div><div>- The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf</div><div></div><div>Also available : </div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)</div>
Historical Dictionary of Judaism (Historical Dictionaries of Reli...
by Norman Solomon

Language

English

Pages

641

Publication Date

January 30, 2015

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<span><span>This third edition of </span><span style="font-style:italic;">Historical Dictionary of Judaism</span><span> covers the history of the Jewish religion, ranging from its biblical roots, through its formulation in the era of the Talmud, to the present day. This collection covers the development of Judaism in the medieval Christian and Islamic worlds, its varied responses to Enlightenment and modernity, the creation of new philosophies of Judaism in the wake of the Holocaust, and the establishment of the State of Israel, and contemporary issues such as feminism, secularism, and the ethics of war and medicine. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities in Jewish religious history, including biblical personalities with an emphasis on how they are understood in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Judaism.<br /><br /></span></span>
Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Wo...
by , Merrill F. Unger

Language

English

Pages

1184

Publication Date

August 26, 1996

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<p>A Nelson exclusive. Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.</p>
Les Mots-clés de la culture (Grands Dictionnaires) (French Editi...
by Alain Rey

Language

French

Pages

7232

Publication Date

April 25, 2013

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<p><br /><b>1 200 idées et notions du Dictionnaire Culturel en langue française ! Un voyage original à travers des textes de spécialistes de renom portant un regard nouveau sur les cultures du monde : Alain Rey, Régis Debray, Yves Lacoste, Jacques Le Goff, Henri Meschonnic...</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Un voyage original à travers des textes de spécialistes de renom portant un regard nouveau sur les cultures du monde :</b> Alain Rey, Régis Debray, Yves Lacoste, Jacques Le Goff, Henri Meschonnic...<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>1 200 textes prenant prétexte sur un mot français traversent langues et cultures</b>, de notions abstraites aux réalités concrètes, la plupart recourent aux témoignages littéraires, philosophiques, poétiques, scientifiques... ainsi qu'à un très riche corpus de citations et d'anecdotes illustrant les différents usages des idées les notions fondamentales de notre civilisation.<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Des compléments spécifiques</b><br /><br /> - 9 000 citations<b/>d'auteurs du monde entier<br /> - Une présentation par Alain Rey<br /> - Une bibliographie<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Une recherche intuitive grâce aux index</b><br /><br /> - Index alphabétique<br /><br /><b>- </b>Index thématique (Philosophie, Société, Sciences...)<br /> - Plus de 6 000 renvois vers d'autres articles<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED: The Reign of the O.E.D.
by John Willinsky

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

October 31, 1994

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<p>What is the meaning of a word? Most readers turn to the dictionary for authoritative meanings and correct usage. But what is the source of authority in dictionaries? Some dictionaries employ panels of experts to fix meaning and prescribe usage, others rely on derivation through etymology. But perhaps no other dictionary has done more to standardize the English language than the formidable twenty-volume <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i> in its 1989 second edition. Yet this most Victorian of modern dictionaries derives its meaning by citing the earliest known usage of words and by demonstrating shades of meaning through an awesome database of over five million examples of usage in context. In this fascinating study, John Willinsky challenges the authority of this imperial dictionary, revealing many of its inherent prejudices and questioning the assumptions of its ongoing revision. "Clearly, the OED is no simple record of the language `as she is spoke,'" Willinsky writes. "It is a selective representation reflecting certain elusive ideas about the nature of the English language and people. <i>Empire of Words</i> reveals, by statistic and table, incident and anecdote, how serendipitous, judgmental, and telling a task editing a dictionary such as the OED can be."</p><br /><p> Willinsky analyzes the favored citation records from the three editorial periods of the OED's compilation: the Victorian, imperial first edition; the modern supplement; and the contemporary second edition composed on an electronic database. He reveals shifts in linguistic authority: the original edition relied on English literature and, surprisingly, on translations, reference works, and journalism; the modern editions have shifted emphasis to American sources and periodicals while continuing to neglect women, workers, and other English-speaking countries.</p><br /><p> Willinsky's dissection of dictionary entries exposes contradictions and ambiguities in the move from citation to definition. He points out that Shakespeare, the most frequently cited authority in the OED, often confounds the dictionary's simple sense of meaning with his wit and artfulness. He shows us how the most famous four-letter words in the language found their way through a belabored editorial process, sweating and grunting, into the supplement to the OED. Willinsky sheds considerable light on how the OED continues to shape the English language through the sometimes idiosyncratic, often biased selection of citations by hired readers and impassioned friends of the language.</p><br /><p> Anyone who is fascinated with words and language will find Willinsky's tour through the OED a delightful and stimulating experience. No one who reads this book will ever feel quite the same about Murray's web of words.</p>

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