Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

Allen s Dictionary of English Phrases

Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even ...

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917689

Category: Reference

Page: 832

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Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising detail, whether showing that 'salad days' comes from Antony and Cleopatra, that 'flavour of the month' originates in 1940s American ice cream marketing, or even that we’ve been 'calling a spade a spade' since the sixteenth century. Allen’s Dictionary of English Phrases is part of the Penguin Reference Library and draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world – making knowledge everybody’s property.
Categories: Reference

Common Errors and Problems in English

Common Errors and Problems in English

Offers guidance on specific aspects of written English. This book is an A-Z checklist of the mistakes that crop up in various aspects of written English.

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141028217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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Offers guidance on specific aspects of written English. This book is an A-Z checklist of the mistakes that crop up in various aspects of written English. It gives guidance on usage difficulties, and includes several controversies, pitfalls and oddities of English. It is suitable for those who do any kind of writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Clich s

Clich  s

BOOKS: Allen, R., Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases, Penguin, 2006 American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, The, fifth edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 Ammer, C., The Facts on File Dictionary of Clichés, ...

Author: Nigel Fountain

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843177968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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At the end of the day, when it comes to getting your head around clichés, everybody seems to be singing from the same hymn sheet. Clichés have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech that many are now trite, meaningless and often quite irritating. This book looks at clichés in their many forms - once useful but overworked catch phrases ('move the goal posts'), worn-out sayings ('all hands on deck'), pointless phrases used to conceal a weak argument ('to be perfectly honest'), technical terms used out of context ('collateral damage'), and many others. It shows where they came from and, with examples from people who ought to know better, why they should be avoided. Entertaining and informative, this collection of clichés really is the best thing since sliced bread . . .
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Common Errors and Problems in English

Common Errors and Problems in English

He has written another volume in this series of Writers' Guides: How toWrite Better English, and hasalso written for Penguin the highly acclaimed Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases. Robert Allen lives in Edinburgh.

Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141918785

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provide authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to gris with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. Common Errors in English is a thorough A-Z checklist of the mistakes that often crop up in all aspects of written English. It gives ready and authoritative guidance on today's usage difficulties, being up-to-date with all the latest controversies, pitfalls and oddities of our language. Written in a lively style, with plenty of interest and humour, Common Errors shouldn't be far from the fingertips of anyone who does any kind of writing.
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The Oxford History of English Lexicography

The Oxford History of English Lexicography

Volume I: General-Purpose Dictionaries; Volume II: Specialized Dictionaries A. P. Cowie ... He is consultant editor for Penguin Books, who published Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases in 2006. He has written articles and reviews in ...

Author: A. P. Cowie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191558078

Category: Reference

Page: 1017

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These substantial volumes present the fullest account yet published of the lexicography of English from its origins in medieval glosses, through its rapid development in the eighteenth century, to a fully-established high-tech industry that is as reliant as ever on learning and scholarship. The history covers dictionaries of English and its national varieties, including American English, with numerous references to developments in Europe and elsewhere which have influenced the course of English lexicography. Part one of Volume I explores the early development of glosses and bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and examines their influence on lexicographical methods and ideas. Part two presents a systematic history of monolingual dictionaries of English and includes extensive chapters on Johnson, Webster and his successors in the USA, and the OED. It also contains descriptions of the development of dictionaries of national and regional varieties, and of Old and Middle English, and concludes with an account of the computerization of the OED. The specialized dictionaries described in Volume II include dictionaries of science, dialects, synonyms, etymology, pronunciation, slang and cant, quotations, phraseology, and personal and place names. This volume also includes an account of the inception and development of dictionaries developed for particular users, especially foreign learners of English. The Oxford History of English Lexicography unites scholarship with readability. It provides a unique and accessible reference for scholars and professional lexicographers and offers a series of fascinating encounters with the men and women involved over the centuries in the making of works of profound national and linguistic importance.
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A Dictionary English German French

A Dictionary  English  German French

Containing Not Only the English Words in Their Alphabetical Order, Together with Their Several Significations, ... Pancart , ein angeschlagenes patent von allen zollen für : Pantaloòns , pantaloon breeches , lanse unterhofen ...

Author: Christian Ludovici

Publisher:

ISBN: NKP:1002587837

Category: English language

Page: 810

View: 392

Categories: English language