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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198715447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Over 1200 Entries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199208271

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Author: John Ayto,John Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

View: 503

Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191034649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. It covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, internet studies, and sociopolitical critical theory. Entries clearly explain even the most complex of theoretical discourses, such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, e.g. Deleuze. Entries are fully cross-referenced and contain further reading where appropriate. To provide extra information this edition features an appendix of recommended web links, which are accessible via the Dictionary of Critical Theory companion website, where they are also checked regularly and kept up to date. Covering all aspects of the subject from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students of literary and cultural studies and is useful for anyone studying a humanity subject requiring a knowledge of theory.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199675120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

View: 8949

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

The Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Dagobert D. Runes

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806522890

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578568

Category: Reference

Page: 816

View: 677

Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger? What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes? Who or what is liable to jump the shark? Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating book. Here in one volume you can track down the stories behind the names and sayings you meet, whether in classic literature or today's news. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language online resources, this dictionary covers classical and other mythologies, history, religion, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture. Extensive cross referencing makes it easy to trace specific information, while every page points to further paths to explore. A fascinating slice of cultural history, and a browser's delight from start to finish. What is the fog of war? Who first wanted to spend more time with one's family? When was the Dreamtime? How long since the first cry of Women and children first? Where might you find dark matter? Would you want the Midas touch? Should you worry about grey goo? -

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435293090

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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Entries provide definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words in common use and artistic and scientific vocabulary.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198614179

Category: Reference

Page: 580

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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Author: Ian Chilvers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198604778

Category: Art

Page: 653

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Alphabetical entries list key names, places, and styles in Western art from ancient Greece to the present day.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580015

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974514

Category: Education

Page: 448

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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Elizabeth Martin,Robert Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198714378

Category: Reference

Page: 736

View: 9614

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

A Dictionary of Business and Management

Author: Jonathan Law

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199684987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 2806

This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Author: Andrew Delahunty,Sheila Dignen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 6465

Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author: Tony Augarde

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192830869

Category: Reference

Page: 530

View: 4032

Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, Louis Armstrong and Mae West, Woody Allen and Dorothy Parker--these are but a few of the figures who have given voice to our century's most memorable quotations. Now, in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, A.J. Augarde gathers together 6,000 of the best known quotes from our time, drawn from novels, plays, poems, essays, speeches, films, radio and television, songs, and even advertisements. Here readers will find the history-making quotes, from Churchill's stirring wartime speeches ("Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"), to Neville Chamberlain's infamous "Peace for our time," to Spiro T. Agnew's outrageous "If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all." On the lighter side, readers will enjoy such wits as Woody Allen ("It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens"), Fran Lebowitz ("Food is an important part of a balanced diet"), and Dorothy Parker ("This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force"). There are generous excerpts from literature, from the novels of Hemingway and Joyce, the poetry of Auden, Eliot, and Pound, the plays of Lillian Hellman and Anita Loos, and the lyrics of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter ("In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was looked on as something shocking / Now, heaven knows, / Anything goes"). Augarde also includes famous book titles (such as Shepherd Mead's "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"), song titles (Larry Morey's "Whistle While You Work"), even cartoon captions (Bill Maudlin's wartime "I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages"). And of course, the book brims with wisdom, from Count Ciano's "Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan," to Lord Morley's "You have not converted a man because you have silenced him," to Alfred Adler's "It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." Designed both for reference and for browsing, the Dictionary arranges quotations in alphabetical order by author, with attributions after each quote so that readers can, if they wish, return to the original sources. In addition, the index helps the reader trace quotations from their most important keywords, so that if you know the quote but not the author, you can still find it easily. Whether you want to find out who first used the expression "a walk on the wild side" (it was Nelson Algren) or simply enjoy discovering fine turns of phrase or witty remarks (such as Beatrice Lillie's off-the-cuff comment to a waiter who spilled soup on her dress: "Never darken my Dior again"), The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations offers a unique view of the twentieth century through some of its most memorable bon mots.

The Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories

Author: Glynnis Chantrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198631217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

View: 7779

Lists the origins and sense developments of more than eleven thousand English words and idioms, in a resource that provides first recorded dates and boxed elements that define word relationships. (Reference)

The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Author: Michael Kennedy,Tim Rutherford-Johnson,Joyce Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578540

Category: Music

Page: 976

View: 4640

This quick reference book of musical terminology includes brief biographical sketches of musicians, composers, vocalists, and conductors.

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