* 600 Terms, Concepts, and Critical Theories. Are all defined, explained, and illustrated in clear, easy-to-understand language. * Comprehensive. Providing students with all the literary and critical terms commonly encountered in the study of literature, from the basic to the complex and avante garde. * Numerous Examples. Allow students to clarify the terms and ideas in each entry. * Cross-References. Further help study by linking related terms and concepts and technical terms with their more common counterparts.
This text presents a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction from kindergarten through high school - one broad enough to instruct students with small vocabularies, exceptional vocabularies, and every child in between. Written by one of the top experts in the field, this practical book presents a research-based program with plenty of classroom examples and strategies that teachers can use. The comprehensive plan includes four parts: rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word learning strategies, and fostering word consciousness.
The crow spelled death for medieval Europeans, but for Native Americans it represents a guide from the spirit world. Dictionary of Symbols explores 1,000 symbols from across the world's cultures and throughout the ages. Unlike other books on the subject, it is truly comprehensive, including entries, arranged alphabetically, for everything from amaranth (a Greek symbol of immortality) to ziggurat (a temple-shaped Mesopotamian icon). Indexed, cross-referenced, and packed with over 100 drawings, this is an indispensable reference for writers, artists, and anyone intrigued by the power of primal metaphors.
- Contains over 14,000 entries.
- Japanese and English phonetic pronunciations.
- Notes on Japanese Grammar and the Japanese language.
The American Heritage Dictionary Define-a-Thon for the High School Graduate offers an entertaining way to help high school students and graduates become vocabulary masters. Written by the editors of the American Heritage dictionaries, this book will encourage students and parents alike to energize their word power. The book has two parts--a challenge section and an answers section. Each question in the challenge section consists of a definition along with four candidate words, of which only one is correct. The answers section gives the correct answer and shows that word in an example sentence. It also provides word histories and quotations by respected authors. All the candidate words are defined, and there is a separate list of the correct answers for quick look-up. The American Heritage Dictionary Define-a-Thon for the High School Graduate offers a fun and easy way for anyone who enjoys language to get on good terms with some useful new words and to appreciate the importance of a strong vocabulary.
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- Over 70,000 translations
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Yiddish was born in the eleventh century and has been the living language of the Jewish people ever since. Ten million people speak Yiddish (a low estimate), and the tongue is so universal that it has become a linguistic passport in most of the world. This is a fascinating, useful, sometimes riotously funny collection of colloquialisms, proverbs, curses, wise maxims and ribald expressions.
- rules for the use of plurals and articles
- detailed guides to Spanish pronunciation and word gender
- Latin American usage by country
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