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The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is a new compact French-English and English-French dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to French and English pronunciation, as well as help with both French and English verbs. The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of French.
Take a walk on any of the South African university campuses and you will hear the air resonating with the sounds of different languages seamlessly interweaving with each other as students engage in academic work, talk, laughter and play. In 2012 this inspired the University of KwaZulu-Natal Language Board, in partnership with Independent Newspapers, to hold a first-of-its-kind isiZulu-English writing competition. By issuing an invitation to write in an African Language in a way that captures our changing world, it hoped to stimulate 'border crossings' and by so doing, encourage reading and writing in African languages. The panel of expert judges comprised internationally renowned storyteller Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Dr Nakanjani Sibiya, Prof Otty Nxumalo and Dr Gugu Mazibuko. They were overwhelmed by the high standard of the entries, which highlighted the value and power of indigenous languages as a source and expression of identity and pride. The purpose of the competition and of this book is thus to promote bilingualism and, in particular, the development of isiZulu, with the aim of contributing to literature in that language. This collection of short stories, essays and poetry is the result. We hope that readers will read it with the same degree of interest and enjoyment that the judges found in it - and that it will highlight the importance of creating spaces for people to express themselves creatively in their mother tongue, rather than in English alone.
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition.
The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm. A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.
This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of “the little book” to make a big impact with writing.
The perfect mini dictionary for all students aged 11 and above. Updated to include around 20,000 entries, with all the words you must know for school and exams, in the best-selling Gem format. This handy mini-sized dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With over 20,000 clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any secondary school student aged 11 and above. Includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence - Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words
Compiler Barbara Davey struggled for years to complete the crosswords in the YOU magazine. For this reason, she started writing down all the clues she struggled with in an exercise book. After a while she had filled up so many books that she decided to buy herself a computer. This helped her to store the information alphabetically as well as to introduce various other categories, which are handy for crossword enthusiasts. After 20 years she gathered enough information to publish this one-stop crossword reference.
A page at the beginning of the dictionary gives an easy explanation on how to use the book. The clues are ordered alphabetically and followed by one or more solutions. The A to Z list is followed by almost 50 other handy categories with information crossword enthusiasts would need to complete an English crossword with no fuss. These categories include the 7 Wonders of the World, countries and their capitals, military ranks, planets and satellites, and much much more. The vast amount of information from various fields makes this dictionary even suitable for learners. Therefore, it’s an excellent gift for adults, learners, crossword fanatics and crossword beginners.
Barbara says: “Since I gathered all this information I am now able to complete the crosswords in the YOU magazine and many other English crosswords in other printed media. It's the only crossword dictionary you need now, everything in one book.”
Get lost in a thousand great books. Fourteen years in the making and fifth in the series that has over 4.4 million copies in print, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die is an eclectic and extraordinary book about books, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus volumes it recommends. The author, James Mustich, has been a bookseller for decades, including two running the acclaimed independent book catalog A Common Reader, and 1,000 Books is like his personal store, where every book is excellent. Mustich's incomparable writing - lively, informed, erudite yet with an undisguised enthusiasm - not only reveals why the particular title you're reading about is vital but also gives you the urgent feeling that you need to drop everything, right now, and read that book. The expected pillars are here - Dante, Proust, Shakespeare, Faulkner, Woolf, Joyce, Kafka - but made completely fresh in these animated essays. And in between, the unexpected titles - from Harold and the Purple Crayon to Fun Home, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to Tell Me a Riddle - are made completely essential. Aeschylus is here, and so is Nancy Drew, Herman Melville, and Edwidge Danticat. The alphabetical listing by last name results in the joy of juxtaposition - Grimm next to Grisham, Clarice Lispector followed by Hugh Lofting - prompting a rich appreciation for the gorgeous mosaic that is our literary heritage, whether poetry, science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children's literature, the novel. Because ultimately what this book is not is a canon. It is, rather, an uncommon celebration of the best that our authors have put into words - and, as one of the entrants, the critic David Denby, put it, that "special character of solitude and rapture" that is the act of reading.
Hierdie splinternuwe titel is die eerste taalnaslaanbron wat KABV-gebaseer is. Dit bestaan uit twee dele. Die eerste deel sluit taalreŽls en nalsaanlyste in, en die tweede deel bevat algemene kennisfeite oor Suid-Afrika en die res van die wÍreld.
KABV-vereistes vir Afrikaans Huistaal en Eerste en Tweede Addisionele Taal vorm die basis vir die onderwerpe wat in diť boek bespreek word. Hierdie onderwerpe sluit onder meer die volgende in: punktuasie, sametrekkings, woordsoorte, letterlike en figuurlike betekenis, geluide van dinge en diere, tye, sinonieme en antonieme, homonieme en homofone en leenwoorde, om maar ’n paar te noem. Dit bevat ook ’n lys met handige literÍre terme soos hiperool, klanknabootsing en personifikasie, sowel as nuttige notas oor skriftelike werk.
Die tweede deel van die boek fokus op algemene kennisfeite soos die nasionale simbole van Suid-Afrika, wie ons buurlande is, waar ons elf amptelike tale gepraat word, wie die wÍreldleiers is, watter geldeenheid waar gebruik word, en groot uitvindsels van die wÍreld.
Die eenvoudige uitleg en duidelike leiding maak hierdie titel ’n moet-hÍ vir elke leerder wat Afrikaans as ’n Huistaal of Eerste of Tweede Addisionele Taal wil slaag. Dit is ook ’n handige naslaanbron vir volwassenes.
*Die Engelse ekwivalent van hierdie publikasie is ook beskikbaar onder die titel English for All.
The South African Multilingual Dictionary (SAMD) is a ground-breaking publication in the field of basic communication and language enablement. While other similar dictionaries usually contain two South African languages translated from one to the other and back, the SAMD is the first to offer interactive translations for all eleven South African languages in one volume. At a glance, core vocabulary can be translated from one South African language into any other South African language. The ease of use and accessibility of the SAMD make it an exceptionally powerful language tool. The translation of 3 800 English entries into the indigenous languages of South Africa have been performed by leading language practitioners, ensuring quality and reliability. With English as the cornerstone of this interactive language matrix, the dictionary provides an explanation for each entry, to ensure correct comprehension of the context of each entry. While the SAMD does not claim to be comprehensive, it does strive to cover the basic vocabulary and phrases generally used in everyday life. This uniquely South African dictionary has been created by South Africans for South Africans and visitors to this beautiful country.
Focusing on the core assessment objectives for GCSE English Literature 9-1, The Quotation Bank takes 25 of the most important quotations from the text and provides detailed material for each quotation, covering interpretations, literary techniques and detailed analysis. Also included is a sample answer, detailed essay plans, revision activities and a comprehensive glossary of relevant literary terminology, all in a clear and practical format to enable effective revision and ultimate exam confidence.
What are our favourite authors' words? Which bestselling writer uses the most cliches? How can we judge a book by its cover? Data meets literature in this playful and informative look at our favourite authors and their masterpieces. 'What fun this is! Ben Blatt's charming book applies numerical know-how to questions of literary style, teasing out insights about cliffhangers, adverbs' JORDAN ELLENBERG, author of How Not to Be Wrong 'Lively ... worthwhile ... Read this book thoughtfully. It's fun. And, I think, the shape of interesting things to come' The Times 'Fascinating ... the book had me humming with pleasure' The Sunday Times Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve is a playful look at what the numbers have to say about our favourite authors and their classic books. Journalist and statistician Ben Blatt asks the questions that have intrigued curious book lovers for generations: Does each writer have their own stylistic footprint? Do men and women write differently? What are the crutch words our best-loved authors fall back on? Spanning from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to fan fiction, JK Rowling and Stephen King, Blatt reveals the quirks and oddities of the world's greatest writers. This is a lighthearted, humorous book that uses numbers to inform our understanding of words to enlighten, to clarify, and, above all, to entertain.
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. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations--also known as "Turabian"--remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. 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 Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. 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. Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers 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.
Want to brush up on your English idioms? Hoping to pass an English exam with flying colours? Ideal for anyone who wants to learn English to native-speaker standard, this fun and engaging visual guide to the most common and useful English idioms and phrases will help you understand and remember English idiomatic expressions and their meanings, making your English more fluent and natural. English for Everyone: English Idioms combines an innovative visual teaching method with the best of DK design to make one of the most difficult aspects of learning English as a foreign language incredibly easy. Hundreds of expressions are presented in context, with crystal-clear definitions and attractive illustrations. The book also covers English collocations and commonly confused words, helping you avoid the kind of mistakes that native English speakers would never make. Each teaching module is followed by tightly focused practice exercises to help you remember what you have learned. Extensive supporting audio is integrated throughout the course, with every expression in the context of its sample sentence recorded by native English speakers. The audio is free, available online, and can be played, paused, and repeated as often as you like, to help you perfect your pronunciation of each expression. Suitable for learners at all levels, English for Everyone: English Idioms is an exciting and intuitive guide to improving your understanding of English and the style of your written and spoken English.
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