For Students of English

Author: Colin McIntosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194317245

Category: Collocation (Linguistics)

Page: 963

View: 9538

The dictionary that helps students write and speak natural-sounding English, now in a new edition with CD-ROM. Which words usually go together? This dictionary shows you the common word combinations (collocations) that are essential for natural-sounding British and American English. Completely revised and extended, the new edition has over 250,000 collocations and over 75,000 examples
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A corpus-based dictionary with CD-ROM which shows the most frequently used word combinations in British and American English.

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194325387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 992

View: 985

250,000 word combinations and 9,000 noun, verb, and adjective collocations 75,000 examples showing how collocations are used 25 usage notes on collocations shared by words such as seasons, currencies, and language Pop-up definition and spoken pronunciation for every word in the dictionary on the CD-ROM Thousands of interactive exercises and activities on the CD-ROM Genie look-up on the CD-ROM finds the words that collocate as you write
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Author: Michael Mayor,Pearson Education

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781408252253

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1472

View: 9339

This dictionary for intermediate-advanced level learners of English as a foreign language, combines a collocations (combination of words used) dictionary with a thesaurus, ensuring English learners choose the correct word and collocation every time.
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Author: Dilys Parkinson,Ben Francis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194317238

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 512

View: 9552

Contains a wide range of idioms, from expressions used in business and newspapers to very up-to-date informal English and slang expressions. Covers idioms from British and American English and other English-speaking countries. New design and simple system of links to help you find what you want quickly and easily. New opposites and related words to build vocabulary. New study pages explore common themes and uses to help you develop a deeper understanding of English idioms. Pronunciation is given for all key words and stress for all idioms.
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Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560811

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 988

View: 8583

Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see for information.
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Your guide to collocations and grammar. Third edition revised by Robert Ilson

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027272387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 462

View: 1491

Speak and write perfect English! • BBI teaches you how to combine words with words to form phrases (so you can say “ mortgaged to the hilt; I want something badly”). • BBI also teaches you how to combine words into structures to form clauses and sentences (so you can say “I want you to go = What I want is for you to go”). • So BBI helps you with both vocabulary and grammar. • BBI shows you important vocabulary and grammatical differences between American and British English. • BBI gives you plenty of examples that can serve as models for your own use of English. • Some of these examples are authentic quotations from works of American and British literature. This Third Edition of the BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English is an expanded and updated version of the First Edition (1986) and its Revised Edition (1997), both of which were favorably received. In this third edition, the contents of the BBI have been increased by over 20%. In the selection and presentation of new material, many sources have been used, including: • Internet searches; • The British National Corpus; • Reading and listening to English-language material; • For Grammatical Patterns: A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (Randolph Quirck et al.); • For Collocations: Lists of Lexical Functions (compiled by Igor Mel’cuk et al.). The BBI has been “highly recommended” by the English-Speaking Union. Using the BBI: A workbook with exercises is now available online at:
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Author: David Edmonds

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606208468

Category: Reference

Page: 403

View: 3691

Have a word on the tip of your tongue? Unlike a thesaurus, where you look up alternatives to a word you know, or a dictionary, which defines a familiar word, this dictionary helps with words you are vaguely aware of, but can't bring to mind. Some 31,000 entries are listed under a wide range of subject areas and key words.
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Theoretical, lexicographical and applied perspectives

Author: Sergi Torner Castells,Elisenda Bernal Gallen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315455242

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 383

View: 2883

This edited collection presents the state of the art in research related to lexical combinations and their restrictions in Spanish from a variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to Distributed Morphology and Generative Lexicon Theory. Section 1 offers a presentation of the main theoretical and descriptive approaches to collocation. Section 2 explores collocation from the point of view of its lexicographical representation, while Section 3 offers a pedagogical perspective. Section 4 surveys current research on collocation in Catalan, Galician and Basque. Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish will be of interest to students of Hispanic linguistics.
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Helps Students Learn the Language They Need to Write Academic English, Whatever Their Chosen Subject

Author: Diana Lea,Robert Duncan,Victoria Bull,Suzanne S. Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194333481

Category: Academic language

Page: 916

View: 8958

This title presents an in-depth treatment of over 22,000 words, phrases and meanings. Informed by the 85-million-word Oxford Corpus of academic English, which includes a broad range of textbooks and academic journals from 26 different disciplines within the subject areas of humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences. Corpus-based examples show words in genuine academic contexts and help students use words correctly.
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Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194399524

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 828

View: 7286

The Workbook helps students get the most out of the Dictionary.
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A Dictionary of Synonyms

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780194752022

Category: English language

Page: 1008

View: 6333

"Contains the Oxford learner's thesaurus, printable topic maps, exercices, study pages and thesaurus trainer"--Étiquette.
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A Corpus-Based Cross-sectional Study of Chinese Learners of English

Author: Haiyan Men

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811058229

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 301

This book highlights research that expands on our knowledge of second- language collocation acquisition. It presents original findings based on the largest collocation database to date, encompassing over 8,000 collocations: verb + noun, adjective + noun, and noun + noun. These collocations, collected from a one-million-learner corpus, were not confined to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners at a particular proficiency level, but also included learners at three levels. As such, the book provides a panoramic view regarding L2 collocation acquisition, not only in terms of learners’ acquisition of different types of collocations, but in terms of the developmental patterns in L2 collocation learning. One major discovery is that there is a collocation lag as learners’ proficiency levels rise, which is associated with vocabulary increase, in particular semantic domains—a remarkable insight for second-language acquisition researchers, English teachers and EFL learners alike. The findings reported shed new light on how collocations are acquired by EFL learners, offering guidance on how they can best be taught. In closing, the book discusses pedagogical aspects that arise from considering how learners can be helped with collocation learning.
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Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198705185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 9234

An essential point of reference for anyone wanting to widen their vocabulary, this dictionary offers more than 140,000 alternative and opposite words as well as thousands of real examples of usage from the Oxford English Corpus to help you find the word you need quickly and easily.
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Principles and Techniques

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136820345

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 4624

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.
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