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This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of the standard dictionary for advanced learners of English contains thousands of new words, increased coverage of phrasal verbs, idioms and American English, greater focus on pronunciation and stress, as well as appendices on irregular verbs, punctuation and weights and measures. The edition also provides notes to clarify points of semantic or grammatical difficulty, and an introduction in simple English for the student plus a higher-level foreword for the teacher or lecturer. The work will be of benefit to advanced students of English, for students reading and studying contemporary textbooks, literature, newspapers and periodicals, for non-native teachers of advanced-level English and for non-native lecturers in English studies.
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A S Hornby (1898 - 1978) had a profound and enduring influence on English Language Teaching, not only through his publications and ideas on teaching methods but also through the Educational Hornby Trust, set up in 1961. Sally Wehmeier has worked in the English Language Teaching Division of Oxford University Press since 1987. Before she joined Oxford University Press, Sally was a teacher of German and English as a Foreign Language. Her career included eight years teaching English at all levels in a grammar school in Frankfurt on Main. Editing dictionaries for learners combines her interest in language and teaching.Review:
'Truly a joy to use. It has to be the most user-friendly, information-sensitive dictionary available for the upper-intermediate to advanced English learner.' - David Shaffer, Vol. 3, No 1, Korea TESOL Journal 'The only dictionary a typical language student would ever need. Bang up-to-date and bursting with fun new expressions.' - The TEFL Farm '... the focus is more than ever on helping the learner.' - The International House Journal 'The best dictionary I have ever read in my life.' - Customer review, Amazon.co.uk
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Book Description Oxford Univ Pr (Sd), 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0194311368