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Encarta Websters Dictionary of the English Language: Second Edition
Encarta Websters Dictionary of the English Language: Second Edition by Anne Soukhanov 1582345104 9781582345109
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Encarta Websters Dictionary of the English Language: Second Edition by Anne Soukhanov

With 11,000 new words and meanings, this new edition of the Encarta Websters captures a worldwide view of the English language as its used today. The dictionary offers more than 400,000 words, phrases, and meanings; 2,000 key quotations through the ages; 4,000 illustrated items, including maps, tables and charts; 10,000 biographical and geographical entries; and authoritative advice on usage, including 1,000 common misspellings and 900 usage notes. Encarta Websters lexicographers have hunted down the latest terms from the worlds of information technology, science, popular culture, and business. They also include words entering common parlance from other languages, and in hundreds of fascinating word origin entries they note the derivation of English words and phrases. Written in a clear, accessible tone, up-to-date and expansive in its vision of English as an evolving and global tongue, the Encarta Websters is an invaluable resource for English speakers everywhere. General EditorAnne H. Soukhanovis one of the worlds leading lexicographers. She is currently the Word Watch columnist for theAtlantic Monthlyand was formerly the Executive Editor of the bestsellingAmerican Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition(1992). She also served as General Editor of theMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary. A massive volume designed to help all readers employ English correctly, theEncartareg; Websters Dictionary of the English Language(which is the second edition of theEncartareg; World English Dictionary) captures our language at the dawn of the 21st century. Today the English language is changing at an ever-faster pacenot just in terms of vocabulary and meaning but the very ways we write, speak, and communicate. In the midst of changes, theEncartareg; Websters Dictionary of the English Languageoffers clear, authoritative, fully researched guidance on the use of English, as well as exceptional breadth and depth of coverage. At the same time it keeps in touch with our linguistic and cultural heritage, featuring entries on important people and places, key quotations, notes on world origins and word associations, and vocabulary from the new varieties of English, both local and global. Encartareg; Websters Dictionary of the English Languagedelivers more of what users need in the 21st century: More coveragemore than 400,000 words, phrases, and meanings More up-to-date vocabularymore than 9,000 words and meanings new to this edition More help with using English correctlyunique Spellcheck notes that correct todays spelling problems More encyclopedic featuresillustrations, maps, tables, key places and people, and quotations by major figures More insight into language changeunique coverage of new varieties qlof English, and hundreds of notes on word origins Opening up the world of wordsdetailed coverage of English from around the world Fascinating historyincludes a history of the English language, a history of dictionaries and dictionary makers, tens of thousands of word origins, and new Language Heritage notes The most ambitious dictionary of our language . . . A terrific new reference source.The Washington Post The most ambitious dictionary of our language . . . A terrific new reference source.The Washington Post The definitions and the way they are sequencedto denote a hierarchy of contemporary usageis right on target.The Baltimore Sun

Author: Anne Soukhanov

Language: English

Edition: 2

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 2208

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2004-10-26

Our Price: $22.07

ISBN: 1582345104

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