The UK to USA Dictionary

The UK to USA Dictionary

Author: Claudine Dervaes

Publisher: Solitaire Publishing Inc

ISBN: 0933143400

Category: English language

Page: 164

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An A to Z ("Zed") of terms and expressions that differ in British English vs. American English. Dictionary format with UK terms and expressions and their US equivalents first, followed by US terms and expressions and the UK equivalents next. Also includes pages of rhyming slang, pronunciation differences, spelling differences, conversion charts and more. Great for travelers, Anglophiles, expatriates and anyone who has a love of languages!

A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology

A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology

Author: Allan Beaver

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851990207

Category: Travel

Page: 434

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This fully revised and updated second edition provides over 7,000 definitions of travel and tourism terminology used throughout the world, highlighting the many differences between US and European usage. It covers all aspects of the tourism industry, including hospitality, transport, and ancillary services. It explains the operating language of the travel industry, acronyms and abbreviations of organizations, associations and trade bodies, IT terms and brand names, and provides website addresses. Entries vary from one-line definitions to 500 word articles, and references are provided for further reading. This new edition contains over 500 new entries and the unique cross referencing system has been extended; for example accessing any entry about business travel leads to over 70 others. It is an essential reference tool for anyone involved in tourism research, and everyone in the travel industry.

Dictionary of Environmental Economics

Dictionary of Environmental Economics

Author: Renat Perelet

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849774253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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A comprehensive dictionary of environmental economics, compiled by leading academics in the field. Each expression or phrase is explained clearly in non-technical language, with references given to its use in the growing literature on the subject area. From abatement to zonal travel cost method (ZTCM), there are over 1000 cross-referenced entries covering topics such as: environmental instruments for policy-making, techniques applied in environmental and natural resource economics, major issues in environmental economics and environmental management, economics of sustainable development, natural resource accounting, and international environmental agreements. As well as providing incisive answers to questions such as 'What is natural capital?' or 'when are crowding diseconomies important?', the dictionary includes a list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations, and a complete bibliography detailing the major texts in the field is provided.

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Author: John Everett-Heath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192562432

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the world. It contains over 11,000 entries, and covers an enormous range of country, region, island, city, town, mountain and river names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. Place names are continually changing, and new names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. This new edition has been updated to include over 750 new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyy , and Tlaxcala. It has also been edited to reflect socio-political and geographical shifts, notably the reorganisation of the French regions, and their consequent name alterations, as well as the decommunization of Ukrainian place-names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.

Vocabulary and Language Teaching

Vocabulary and Language Teaching

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317869153

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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The material in this book reviews work dating back to the vocabulary control movement in the 1930s and also refers to more recent work on the role of lexis in language learning. Two chapters describe the main foundations of lexical semantics and relevant research and pedagogical studies in vocabulary and lexicography; and a further chapter discusses recent advances in the field of lexis and discourse analysis. There is also a series of specially commissioned articles which investigate the structure and functions of the modern English lexicon in relation to its exploitation for classroom vocabulary teaching.

International Dictionary of Marketing and Communication

International Dictionary of Marketing and Communication

Author: Frank William. Jefkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1468415255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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This dictionary covers marketing communications in the broadest sense, including advertising, but also extending to public relations which concerns many organizations not involved in marketing and which have little to do with advertising. Entries have been gathered from around the world, and this dictionary will therefore be valuable to those operating in an international environ ment where different term~, or terms with different spellings, are used. There are also terms with different meanings, depending on their country of origin. For example, in the UK newspapers are called press media, while in the USA the term print media is more usual. In the UK, print usually applies to printed items, such as sales or edu!;;ational literature. Likewise, there are big differences between European and American broadcasting systems, and sponsored radio or TV can mean different things around the world. Outdoor advertising also has different terminology in different countries, especially in North America and the UK. In many cases, alternative British and American terms are given, while some are either European or American. Some terminology is specific to a certain country. Entries have been collected from all parts of the world, including the oramedia or folk media of the Third World. Financial terms have been included because of their increasing im portance in advertising and public relations, and the dictionary reflects the increasing relevance of satellites and computers.

Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust

Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust

Author: Jack R. Fischel

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874857

Category: History

Page: 410

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This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust includes an updated chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant events and personalities.

InDesign Type

InDesign Type

Author: Nigel French

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321624673

Category: Computers

Page: 455

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Adobe InDesign is the world’s premier page-layout tool, and its user-friendly yet sophisticated typographic controls are a big reason why. This updated edition of Nigel French’s InDesign Type, the first book to focus exclusively on the typographic features of InDesign, provides a comprehensive overview of the application’s vast array of type capabilities, from the basics of character-level formatting to strategies for designing complex layouts using grids. With practical examples, loads of tips, and a wealth of illustrations, InDesign Type offers guiding principles for how to get the best-looking type in the most efficient way possible. InDesign Type is a rich resource for anyone who wants to master the fine points of typography and works with Adobe InDesign.

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

Author: Richard A Meganck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136568138

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

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This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5000 terms, organizations and acronyms, drawn from hundreds of official sources. An introductory essay frames the major issues in GEG and outlines the pitfalls of talking past one another when discussing the most critical of issues facing the planet. It challenges those who are concerned with the management of our planet and its inhabitants to understand and accept a vocabulary common to the often-opposing objectives sought in the many GEG instruments. The result is a practical tool that should find a central place on the desk of anyone involved in environmental management, development or sustainability issues anywhere in the world, including the United Nations, government policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholder groups, the business community, and students and professionals.

The Oxford Large Print Dictionary

The Oxford Large Print Dictionary

Author: Joyce M. Hawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001755318

Category: English language

Page: 966

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The Oxford Large Print Dictionary combines the power of Oxford's dictionary resources with a specially designed large print format for ease of reading. Here is the most up-to-date large print dictionary available, incorporating the latest changes and additions to the English vocabulary--a total of 74,000 definitions in over 56,000 entries. On attractive, uncluttered pages featuring a minimum of abbreviations and symbols, it provides detailed definitions and hundreds of notes on usage, grammatical points, and word origins. In addition, The Oxford Large Print Dictionary includes encyclopedic entries on over 4,000 people, places, and institutions, with details on states, the countries of the world, capital cities, heads of government, constellations, and geographical features such as rivers, mountains, and seas. All told, The Oxford Large Print Dictionary offers the most comprehensive, authoritative large print dictionary available today.

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods

Author: Victor Jupp

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781446238561

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context. Each entry includes: - A concise definition of the concept - A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications - A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration - Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - A list of key readings Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.

The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies

The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies

Author: Michael Pearce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134264285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Filled with real examples of the way people use English in different contexts, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies is an indispensable guide to the richness and variety of the English language for both students and the general reader. From abbreviation to zero-article, via fricative and slang, the Dictionary contains over 600 wide ranging and informative entries covering: the core areas of language description and analysis: phonetics and phonology, grammar, lexis, semantics, pragmatics and discourse sociolinguistics, including entries on social and regional variation, stylistic variation, and language and gender the history of the English language from Old English to the present-day the main varieties of English spoken around the world, covering the British isles, the Caribbean, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia stylistics, literary language and English usage.