Collins French Dictionary and Grammar

120,000 Translations Plus Grammar Tips

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008241384


Page: 1216

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An up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal French reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

Oxford guide to English grammar

Author: John Eastwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194313346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 7546

The Oxford Guide to English Grammar is a systematic account of grammatical forms and the way they are used in modern standard English. It is designed for learners at intermediate and advanced levels and for teachers, and is equally suitable for quick reference to details or for the moreleisured study of grammatical topics. The emphasis is on meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern, and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations.
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Modern Italian Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Anna Proudfoot,Francesco Cardo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136195459

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 1340

This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers: traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.
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Machine translation

an introductory guide

Author: D. Arnold

Publisher: Blackwell Pub


Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 2773

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English Grammar

A University Course

Author: Angela Downing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

View: 7950

This best-selling comprehensive descriptive grammar forms a complete course, ideal for all students studying English Language, whether on a course or for self-study. Broadly based on Hallidayan systemic-functional grammar but also drawing on cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis, English Grammar is accessible, avoiding overly theoretical or technical explanations. Divided into 12 self-contained chapters based around language functions, each chapter is divided into units of class-length material. Key features include: Numerous authentic texts from a wide range of sources, both spoken and written, which exemplify the grammatical description. Clear chapter and module summaries enable efficient class preparation and student revision. Extensive exercises with a comprehensive answer key. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new texts, a more user-friendly layout, more American English examples and a companion website, providing extra tasks, a glossary and a teachers‘ guide. This is the essential coursebook and reference work for all native and non-native students of English grammar on English language and linguistics courses.
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English-Latvian Lexicographic Tradition

A Critical Analysis

Author: Laura Karpinska

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110365766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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Since 1987 when the first English explanatory dictionary fully based on corpus evidence was published, considerable changes related to the choice of lexicographic evidence have affected the field of lexicography. On this background (even though the volume of the lexicographic material is ample) the English-Latvian lexicographic tradition looks rather traditional and even somewhat stagnant. Thus, there is an urgent need for a detailed analytical inventory of English-Latvian dictionaries in order to facilitate new dictionary projects. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the development of the English-Latvian lexicographic tradition considering the various extra-linguistic factors which have influenced it. It studies the typical features of English-Latvian dictionaries traced throughout the tradition at the levels of their mega-, macro- and microstructure, pinpoints the problematic aspects of English-Latvian lexicography and offers theoretically grounded solutions for improving the quality of future English-Latvian dictionaries.
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Collins Spanish dictionary & grammar

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007260546

Category: English language

Page: 1197

View: 9718

Offering extensive coverage of the English and Spanish language, this reference includes thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.
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The New Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Judy Pearsall

Publisher: Maanoj Rakhit मानोज रखित

ISBN: 9780195654325


Page: 2152

View: 699

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Pattern Grammar

A Corpus-driven Approach to the Lexical Grammar of English

Author: Susan Hunston,Gill Francis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027222732

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3252

This book describes an approach to lexis and grammar based on the concept of phraseology and of language patterning arising from work on large corpora. The notion of 'pattern' as a systematic way of dealing with the interface between lexis and grammar was used in Collins Cobuild English Dictionary (1995) and in the two books in the Collins Cobuild Grammar Patterns series (1996; 1998). This volume describes the research that led to these publications, and explores the theoretical and practical implications of the research. The first chapter sets the work in the context of work on phraseology. The next two chapters give several examples of patterns and how they are identified. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss and exemplify the association of pattern and meaning. Chapters 6, 7 and 8 relate the concept of pattern to traditional approaches to grammar and to discourse. Chapter 9 summarizes the book and adds to the theoretical discussion, as well as indicating the applications of this approach to language teaching. The volume is intended to contribute to the current debate concerning how corpora challenge existing linguistic theories, and as such will be of interest to researchers in the fields of grammar, lexis, discourse and corpus linguistics. It is written in an accessible style, however, and will be equally suitable for students taking courses in those areas.
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Dictionary of Southern African Place Names

Author: P. E. Raper,L. A. Möller,Theo Du Plessis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781868425495

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 592

View: 5198

Now in its 4th Edition -- this dictionary helps you to sort your Komkhulu from your Kommetjie with the most comprehensive glossary of Southern African towns, villages, railway stations, mountains, rivers and beaches. The 9,000 short entries incorporate data from sources dating as far back as 1486, encapsulating the linguistic and cultural heritage of all the peoples of the subcontinent, past and present. In this highly readable book the expert authors take you on a fascinating journey of the highways and byways of Southern Africa. Whether you are a motorist, an adventurer or merely an armchair traveller, this book has a multitude of facts and details that will amuse and interest you. This is much more than a reference book -- it gives an insight into what shapes a place and its people through our heroes, events, beliefs, values, fears and aspirations.
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Text, Speech and Dialogue

15th International Conference, TSD 2012, Brno, Czech Republic, September 3-7, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Petr Sojka,Aleš Horak,Ivan Kopecek,Karel Pala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642327907

Category: Computers

Page: 700

View: 7465

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2012, held in Brno, Czech Republic, in September 2012. The 82 papers presented together with 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 173 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on corpora and language resources, speech recognition, tagging, classification and parsing of text and speech, speech and spoken language generation, semantic processing of text and speech, integrating applications of text and speech processing, machine translation, automatic dialogue systems, multimodal techniques and modeling.
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The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics

Author: Merja Kytö,Päivi Pahta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316472914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 1100

English historical linguistics is a subfield of linguistics which has developed theories and methods for exploring the history of the English language. This Handbook provides an account of state-of-the-art research on this history. It offers an in-depth survey of materials, methods, and language-theoretical models used to study the long diachrony of English. The frameworks covered include corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, historical pragmatics and manuscript studies, among others. The chapters, by leading experts, examine the interplay of language theory and empirical data throughout, critically assessing the work in the field. Of particular importance are the diverse data sources which have become increasingly available in electronic form, allowing the discipline to develop in new directions. The Handbook offers access to the rich and many-faceted spectrum of work in English historical linguistics, past and present, and will be useful for researchers and students interested in hands-on research on the history of English.
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Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238744

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

View: 8226

With over 340,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents tens of thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more/m-/all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition: references, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and violent behaviors sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing more online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.
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Lexical Priming

A New Theory of Words and Language

Author: Michael Hoey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134333587

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 7983

Lexical Priming proposes a radical new theory of the lexicon, which amounts to a completely new theory of language based on how words are used in the real world. Here they are not confined to the definitions given to them in dictionaries but instead interact with other words in common patterns of use. Using concrete statistical evidence from a corpus of newspaper English, but also referring to travel writing and literary text, the author argues that words are 'primed' for use through our experience with them, so that everything we know about a word is a product of our encounters with it. This knowledge explains how speakers of a language succeed in being fluent, creative and natural.
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A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 5789

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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Ten Lectures on Grammar in the Mind

Author: Ewa Dąbrowska

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004336826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 1941

This volume presents a synthesis of research in cognitive linguistics and the psychology of language. It highlights the tension between “linguists’ grammars”, which are influenced by considerations of economy and elegance, and “speakers’ grammars”, which are messy and less than fully general.
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