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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.
  • 9780198607625
  • 9071
  • 1 copies

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.
  • 9780199239061
  • 9072
  • 1 copies

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

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.
  • 9780198608974
  • 101308
  • 1 copies

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.
  • 9780192807106
  • 9066
  • 1 copies

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