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Ntc's Dictionary of Literary Terms
Ntc's Dictionary of Literary Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0844254649

* 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.

The Vocabulary Book: Learning & Instruction
The Vocabulary Book
Learning & Instruction
Paperback      ISBN: 0807746274

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.

Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Dictionary of Symbols
An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Paperback      ISBN: 081181470x

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.

All Romanized English-Japanese Dictionary
All Romanized English-Japanese Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0804833060
This is a pocket sized English to Japanese Romanji dictionary

This dictionary contains only Romanji, not Japanese Characters, and so is easy for foreigners who cannot read characters to use and pronounce Japanese. Since its first publication, this eminently practical pocket dictionary has proven its value many times over, not only to foreigners wishing to express themselves in Japanese but also to Japanese studying English. Presenting all definitions in romanized Japanese, it is simple and concise, yet remarkably comprehensive for a work of its size. For the benefit of students of Japanese, the main body of the dictionary is preceded by a brief but useful summary of grammatical rules. For the convenience of Japanese students of English, all English entries are followed by their pronunciations according to the International Phonetic System.
  • Contains over 14,000 entries.
  • Japanese and English phonetic pronunciations.
  • Notes on Japanese Grammar and the Japanese language.
The American Heritage College Dictionary
The American Heritage College Dictionary
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618453008

Includes definitions, explanatory photographs and illustrations, guidelines for using the dictionary, and a CD-ROM with the full text of the dictionary and audio pronunciations.

The American Heritage Dictionary Define-a-Thon for the High School Graduate
The American Heritage Dictionary Define-a-Thon for the High School Graduate
Paperback      ISBN: 0618908757

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.

Just Enough Turkish
Just Enough Turkish
Paperback      ISBN: 0844295183
Harpercollins Pocket Spanish Dictionary: Spanish/English, English/Spanish
Harpercollins Pocket Spanish Dictionary
Spanish/English, English/Spanish
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060084510

The most up-to-date and easy-to-use pocket dictionary available

  • Clear color layout for maximum ease of use
  • KEYWORD feature -- extra help with translating the most essential vocabulary
  • Over 70,000 translations
  • Unique games section that helps readers have fun while learning
A Dictionary of Yiddish Slang & Idioms
A Dictionary of Yiddish Slang & Idioms
Paperback      ISBN: 0806503475

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.

The Bantam New College Spanish & English Dictionary
The Bantam New College Spanish & English Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0553267140
No other portable Spanish & English paperbound dictionary offers you so much for your money.

With 736 pages and more than 80,000 entries, it is the most comprehensive Spanish & English dictionary of its kind, designed by a foremost authority for the greatest convenience and use. It includes thousands of modern words and phrases that you won't find anywhere else. Among the special features included in this new edition:

- concise Spanish grammar, with a full list of irregular verbs
- rules for the use of plurals and articles
- detailed guides to Spanish pronunciation and word gender
- Latin American usage by country
- plus a thumb index for quick reference and greater convenience

You get all these features--and much more--in this one, easy-to-use, easy-to-carry compact volume.