The Collins Dictionary and Thesaurus of the English Language is the perfect reference for language lovers. Attractively packaged in a sturdy slipcase, it contains both the authoritative Dictionary of the English Language, and the comprehensive Writer's Thesaurus of the English Language.
The essential word finder for all students of English. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy to choose the most appropriate alternative for every context. Planned in consultation with teachers and supporting the requirements of the school National Curriculum, this thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The 'more synonyms' feature and 'types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid overuse of very common words. A special section focusses on writing skills and helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in all areas of written work.
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.
The most complete and easy-to-use thesaurus available in the UK: a complete home reference solution for writing, for work, for study, because you want to express yourself well, or just for the love of words. This new edition has been fully updated to include all the latest new words. What's that word on the tip of your tongue? Want to avoid using tired or ugly words like "nice" or "get"? Collins Thesaurus of the English Language provides hundreds of thousands of related and alternative words to boost your vocabulary. Stuck with your crossword? Let the thesaurus help you find that tantalizing solution to tricky clues.
This reader collects some of the best and most useful work in practical lexicography, focusing on the central issues and hottest topics in the field. An essential resource for all students and scholars of lexicography and lexicology as well as professional lexicographers.
The Writer's Internet is a book aimed at writers who want to get the best out of the Internet but don't know how. Written in an easy-to-read and friendly style, it demystifies the World Wide Web and makes it more accessible to writers. The Writer's Internet is the essential guide to the World Wide Web for writers and authors.
Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject
As new technology continues to emerge, the training and education of learning new skills and strategies become important for professional development. Therefore, technology leadership plays a vital role for the use of technology in organizations by providing guidance in the many aspects of using technologies. Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership provides detailed information on the aspects of effective technology leadership, highlighting instructions on creating a technology plan as well as the successful integration of technology into the educational environment. This reference source aims to offer a sense of structure and basic information on designing, developing, and evaluating technology projects to ensure maximum success.
Simon Mort provides practical guidance on such topics as:- deciding the format- structuring a report- stylistic pitfalls and how to avoid them- making the most of illustrations- ensuring a consistent layout.The theme throughout is fitness for purpose, and the text is enriched by a wide variety of examples drawn from business, industry and government. Simon Mort's book is an indispensable reference work for managers, civil servants, local government officers, consultants and professionals of every kind.
This comprehensive and versatile reference source will be a most important tool for anyone wishing to seek out information on virtually any aspect of British affairs, life and culture. The resources of a detailed bibliography, directory and journals listing are combined in this single volume, forming a unique guide to a multitude of diverse topics - British politics, government, society, literature, thought, arts, economics, history and geography. Academic subjects as taught in British colleges and universities are covered, with extensive reading lists of books and journals and sources of information for each discipline, making this an invaluable manual.