OXFORD POCKET DICTIONARY

ISBN 13: 9780199109012

OXFORD POCKET DICTIONARY

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9780199109012: OXFORD POCKET DICTIONARY

This title features new cover with annotated dictionary extract to give instant information on level, suitability, and content. "The Oxford Pocket School Dictionary" is specially written for students aged 11+ at school and at home. Its special features include: coverage of new words like Website, DVD, euro; special word family boxes tying groups of words together, like chronic, chronological, chronology; and more information on word origins, usage, language and grammar. Its features also include: headwords in bold to find words easily; clear and accurate definitions tailored to secondary level readers; modern examples and phrases to show how words are used in context; word classes (parts of speech) and inflections written out in full to help with grammar; special introduction to show how to use the dictionary; and extended appendices, including countries and people, weights and measures.

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Andrew Delahunty is a lexicographer with many years experience compiling dictionaries and thesauruses for children. He has a number of children's dictionaries published with Oxford, including the First Illustrated Dictionary, First Thesaurus and will be the author of the new Primary Dictionary publishing in 2005. John Mannion has been teaching English for over twenty years and has been head of departments in Stockport and London. He is the author of many text books including three on grammar and a grammar reference book. He writes on-line lessons for the Guardian / Learnthings website and have been an English consultant with the BBC. He is currently completing his PhD. Andrew Delahunty is a freelance lexicographer and dictionary editor.

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`This is the ideal, up-to-date pocket dictionary specially planned for school use. Aimed at students of eleven upwards it contains 40,000 headword entries. There are word origins given for all words, hundreds of phrases, and sentences to show how words are used in context, as well as notes on English usage and grammar. There are also excellent appendices with useful lists of countries and peoples of the world, weights and measures and foreign words phrases used in English.' Waterstone's Back to School

`Design: Another large format dictionary, but that pays off in a spacious, eminently clear design. Accessibility: Clear and accessible for pupils aged 11 and over. Content: Forty thousand words, with word origins for all, as well as grammar notes and separate reference section, for example, countries of the world. Verdict: Superb value for money and the most classroom friendly text. Best buy. ' Times Educational Supplement

`This is the ideal, up-to-date pocket dictionary specially planned for school use. Aimed at students of eleven upwards it contains 40,000 headword entries. There are word origins given for all words, hundreds of phrases, and sentences to show how words are used in context, as well as notes on English usage and grammar. There are also excellent appendices with useful lists of countries and peoples of the world, weights and measures and foreign words phrases used in English. ' Waterstone's Back to School

`Design: Another large format dictionary, but that pays off in a spacious, eminently clear design. Accessibility: Clear and accessible for pupils aged 11 and over. Content: Forty thousand words, with word origins for all, as well as grammar notes and separate reference section, for example, countries of the world. Verdict: Superb value for money and the most classroom friendly text. Best buy. ' Times Educational Supplement

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