The New Penguin English Dictionary by Robert Allen

The New Penguin English Dictionary by Robert Allen

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This dictionary covers standard English, scientific and technical vocabulary, specialist terms, slang, and English of earlier periods. Other features include 21st-century neologisms and such contributors as Richard Dawkins on evolution, Helena Kennedy on feminism, and Vernon Bogdanor on devolution.

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This volume explores and explains every angle of the word's most widely spoken language. It defines the latest scientific and technical terms, as well as surveying more unusual, literary or archaic vocabulary. It gives detailed information about correct usage ("different from?", "different than?" "different to?") and words that are commonly confused with one another ("imply" and "infer", uninterested" and "disinterested"). It contains thousands of illustrative examples, many of them drawn from the works of major literary figures, that serve not only to show how individual words work in context, but also to give a sense of the richness and variety of English. It includes word histories that explain the often tortuous routes by which individual words have developed their meaning over the centuries. And it supplements definitions of key concepts in subject areas as diverse as physics, philosophy, politics, and music with contributions from leading experts in the filed -Anthony Grayling on "reason", Rudy Rucker on "infinity", Donald Lopez on "reincarnation", Catherine Belsey on "deconstruction", and David Thomson on "film noir". The result is a meticulously researched, versatile dictionary that encompasses the huge range of the language, and offers clear guidance to its many complexities.

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SKU GOR002422880
Title The New Penguin English Dictionary
Author Edited by Robert Allen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 1654
ISBN 10 0140293108
ISBN 13 9780140293104
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This volume explores and explains every angle of the word's most widely spoken language. It defines the latest scientific and technical terms, as well as surveying more unusual, literary or archaic vocabulary. It gives detailed information about correct usage ("different from?", "different than?" "different to?") and words that are commonly confused with one another ("imply" and "infer", uninterested" and "disinterested"). It contains thousands of illustrative examples, many of them drawn from the works of major literary figures, that serve not only to show how individual words work in context, but also to give a sense of the richness and variety of English. It includes word histories that explain the often tortuous routes by which individual words have developed their meaning over the centuries. And it supplements definitions of key concepts in subject areas as diverse as physics, philosophy, politics, and music with contributions from leading experts in the filed -Anthony Grayling on "reason", Rudy Rucker on "infinity", Donald Lopez on "reincarnation", Catherine Belsey on "deconstruction", and David Thomson on "film noir". The result is a meticulously researched, versatile dictionary that encompasses the huge range of the language, and offers clear guidance to its many complexities.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002422880
Title The New Penguin English Dictionary
Author Edited by Robert Allen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 1654
ISBN 10 0140293108
ISBN 13 9780140293104
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No