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Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner ... 464 pages - Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press; 2nd edition (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0199658234 - ISBN-13: 978-0199658237 ...

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide of the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous sample sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field. This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the sample sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.

Colin McIntosh, Ben Francis, Richard Poole ... 
963 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (May 5, 2009) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0194325385 - ISBN-13: 978-0194325387 ...

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.

Jean-Paul Kurtz ...
1515 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2004 edition (September 14, 2004)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0306483173 - ISBN-13: 978-0306483172

I am pleased to present a work which marks a milestone in the history of public works and, more precisely, in that of permanent structures―a comprehensive dictionary of Civil Engineering terms. Since the beginning of time, Man has always tried to find a means to clear the obstacles which nature erected to displace him. With the first tree trunk thrown across a river, man sought to improve the crossing structure. After the invention of the wheel, and to satisfy his thirst for conquest (Roman ways), and comfort (aqueducts), man built bridges that became a preremptory necessity to move quickly. Thus, Man started to build wooden and masonry works. With the passing centuries, the builders became masters in the art of building masonry works. Then came the Industrial Revolution and the advent of the steel (1864), which was closely followed by the invention of the reinforced concrete (1855). The need for railways and improving the road network inspired great works of crossing such as viaducts and tunnels. The boom of the railway network and the development of the car required the construction of an increasing number of new structures. This phenomenon continues today with hundreds of structures built each year throughout the world.

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard ... 
512 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (May 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0199534462
ISBN-13: 978-0199534463

Written by an experienced team of experts, this new reference work offers the most up-to-date coverage available of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms. It boasts more than 9,800 alphabetically arranged entries covering the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary. Other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formula and symbols, and web links which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website.

Erin McKean ... 
2096 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (May 19, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195170776
ISBN-13: 978-0195170771

As Oxford's flagship American dictionary, the New Oxford American Dictionary sets the standard of excellence for lexicography in this country. With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, hundreds of explanatory notes, and more than a thousand illustrations, this dictionary provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available.

The dictionary draws on the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus and the unrivaled citation files of the world-renowned Oxford English Dictionary to provide the most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered in any dictionary. The Third Edition offers a thoroughly updated text, with revisions throughout and approximately 2,000 new words, phrases, and meanings. Many new words relate to fast-moving areas such as computing, technology, current affairs, and ecology, while others have recently entered the popular lexicon. Usage notes have been updated in light of the most recent Corpus evidence, and a completely new in-text feature on Word Trends charts usage for rapidly changing words and phrases such as carbon, mobile, or tweet. In addition, the volume has an attractive, modern new text design that makes entries easier to read and find.

One of the hallmarks of the New Oxford American Dictionary is the way it reflects the living language. Unlike in more traditional dictionaries, where meanings are ordered chronologically according to the history of the language, each entry plainly shows the principal meaning or meanings of the word, organized by importance in today's English. Thus readers can be confident that the first definition they see is the one most likely to be used by people today, and is not a sense that has been obsolete for two centuries.

Offering clear, authoritative, and precise information, with the in-depth and up-to-date coverage that users need and expect, the New Oxford American Dictionary is the benchmark by which all other American dictionaries are measured.

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