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AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS

Author: WATKINS, CALVERT
$21.95
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots traces over 13,000 words, representing nearly 1,350 basic roots, to their origins in Proto-Indo-European, the prehistoric ancestor of English. The dictionary includes an introductory essay by Dr. Calvert Watkins, explaining how it is possible to reconstruct the words of an ancient and unwritten language and describing what scholars have discovered about Proto-Indo-European culture. Interspersed throughout the body of the dictionary are Language and Culture notes that provide more detailed information on particularly interesting roots and the vocabulary derived from them. The Dictionary of Indo-European Roots is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of English and its place within the Indo-European language family.

COLLEGIATE THESURUS

COLLEGIATE THESURUS

Author: MERRIAM
$18.95
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"Merriam-Webster's collegiate Thesaurus" is your guide to more precise and effective use of language. You'll find:
NEW COLLEGE WEBSTER ENGLISH

NEW COLLEGE WEBSTER ENGLISH

Author: LANGENSC
$34.95
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Designed to deliver language essentials without compromising ease of use. Definitions, syllabification, pronunciation, noun and verb forms, are presented in a large, easy-to-read typeface with clear symbols, plus subject and usage labels. A wealth of information, carefully structured, makes this a valuable tool for students, corporations, and reference libraries.
OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY & THESAURUS 2ND EDITION

OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY & THESAURUS 2ND EDITION

$29.95
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For anyone who has ever spent time going back and forth from the thesaurus to the dictionary, in search of just the right word, the Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus is the perfect tool--an all-in-one desk reference offering the range and depth of a full dictionary, with a wide selection of synonyms and antonyms, plus valuable writing tips and information--all combined in one convenient, integrated volume.

The Second Edition contains more than 150,000 words, phrases and definitions - twice as many as the competition - plus approximately 184,000 synonyms and antonyms. More important, the new edition now completely integrates the dictionary and thesaurus text, with the synonyms and antonyms directly following the dictionary definitions of their related part of speech. The new edition also boasts a fresh redesign of the interior, featuring an open, well-spaced layout and a more readable type, with the thesaurus sections clearly differentiated from the dictionary text for optimal clarity and usability. To accompany this fresh design, the book includes more than seventy pages of entirely revised supplementary material, including Usage Notes, Word Links, Choose the Right Word boxes, Word Toolkits, thematic lists, US/British equivalents, and a grammar guide - seamlessly blended into the principle text. And finally, many new headwords and example sentences have been added and the text has been revised throughout.

With definitions and synonyms grouped together, writers can now know instantly if a particular word is the one that best captures what they want to say. Authoritative, up to date, and attractively redesigned, the second edition of the Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus is an essential resource for students, writers, and anyone else who wants to write clearly, precisely, and with power.

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POCKET OXFORD AMERICAN THESAURUS

Author: OXFORD
$12.95
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A superb resource for writers that packs an extraordinary amount of information in a convenient, affordable paperback format, this second edition of the Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus features a new text with more than 15,000 main entries and more than 350,000 synonyms and antonyms, with sample sentences or phrases for virtually every sense.

The new edition makes it easy to find the perfect word, with Oxford's unique arrangement of core senses and subsenses. We draw on the latest evidence from the Oxford English Corpus--a vast database of more than two billion words--to uncover the most common and most important meanings of words and phrases in contemporary American English. We then use these findings to organize the entries in the thesaurus, listing synonyms in order of frequency of use, so that the first choice you see is probably the one you need, and preventing you from inadvertently picking a word that is not in common use. In addition, virtually every sense includes a sample sentence drawn from the Corpus, revealing how the words are used in actual speech. And finally, the thesaurus now boasts a completely new page layout, with a more open and accessible design, with an emphasis on readability.

Portable, affordable, reliable, this revolutionary new resource stands on the shoulders of the colossal Oxford English Corpus, providing readers with the clearest vision of American English as it exists today. No other thesaurus on the market has anything like this authority behind it. It is the first choice for writers on the go and for anyone who wants to select words accurately and with confidence.

SHORTER OED SIXTH EDITION + CD

SHORTER OED SIXTH EDITION + CD

Author: OXFORD
$175.00
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The sixth edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is updated, enlarged and enlivened with new words, new definitions, revised illustrative quotations--and a fully customizable CD-ROM.
If the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary is the mother of all dictionaries, the Shorter is its most accomplished offspring. At a fraction of the price, the Shorter offers much of the same content, and provides the same quality of lexical excellence as its parent dictionary.
No other dictionary comes close to the Shorter's range and depth. It offers over 500,000 definitions covering virtually every word or phrase in use in the English language--worldwide--since 1700. Each entry identifies a word's various meanings, origins, part of speech, pronunciation, and presents combinations in which the word is often found as well as cross-references to related words. The Shorter offers a historical and literary approach made famous by the OED, which no competitor can match.
Now with 2,500 new words and meanings based on the ongoing research program of Oxford Dictionaries and the Oxford English Corpus, the Shorter is fresher than ever. Some of the new words included in this edition are; Afrobeat, carbon-neutral, darknet, heaviosity, impactful, knuckle-dragger, nanomaterial, retro-futurist, smoosh, testosteronic, webinar, and thousands more. Also new to this edition is a never-before-published, introductory essay by language commentator David Crystal on the History of English providing stimulating insight into the development of the English language.