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  • A Dictionary of Euphemisms: How Not To Say What You Mean

  • R.W. Holder , Oxford University Press , 2003

A dictionary of euphemisms that highlights our tendency to use mild, vague or roundabout expressions in preference to words that are precise, blunt and often uncomfortably accurate.

9071
  • 9780198607625 9071
  • 1 copies

A dictionary of euphemisms that highlights our tendency to use mild, vague or roundabout expressions in preference to words that are precise, blunt and often uncomfortably accurate.

  • Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare

  • Jeremy Butterfield , Oxford University Press , 2008

Using evidence provided by the world's largest language databank, the Oxford English Corpus, Butterfield uncovers fascinating facts about the English language. Where does our vocabulary come from? How do word meanings change? How is our language really being used? This entertaining book has the up-to-date and authoritative answers to all the key questions about our language.

9072
  • 9780199239061 9072
  • 1 copies

Using evidence provided by the world's largest language databank, the Oxford English Corpus, Butterfield uncovers fascinating facts about the English language. Where does our vocabulary come from? How do word meanings change? How is our language really being used? This entertaining book has the up-to-date and authoritative answers to all the key questions about our language.

  • One Step Ahead: Words

  • John Seely , Oxford University Press , 2002

Ideal for all those who wish to perform more successfully in the workplace or in study, this book will tell you all you need to know about words and develop or improve your word building and vocabulary.

9070
  • 0-19-866282-3 9070
  • 1 copies

Ideal for all those who wish to perform more successfully in the workplace or in study, this book will tell you all you need to know about words and develop or improve your word building and vocabulary.

  • Oxford A-Z of grammar and punctuation

  • John Seely , Oxford University Press , 2004

This work provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a day-to-day basis. Arranged A-Z, it contains entries for standard grammatical terms as well as dealing with specific questions of usage.

101308
  • 9780198608974 101308
  • 1 copies

This work provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a day-to-day basis. Arranged A-Z, it contains entries for standard grammatical terms as well as dealing with specific questions of usage.

  • Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation, The Essential Handbook of the Spoken Word

  • Lena Olausson & Catherine Sangster , Oxford University Press , 2006

The Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation is the ideal source for finding out how to pronounce controversial or difficult words and names.

9066
  • 9780192807106 9066
  • 1 copies

The Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation is the ideal source for finding out how to pronounce controversial or difficult words and names.

  • The Oxford History of English

  • Linda Mugglestone , Oxford University Press , 2006

This book presents the history of English from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's first language. It shows how English evolved in the British Isles and how it spread to the United States and through the old British empire to every corner of the world.

9073
  • 0-19-924931-8 9073
  • 1 copies

This book presents the history of English from its obscure Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's first language. It shows how English evolved in the British Isles and how it spread to the United States and through the old British empire to every corner of the world.