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Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

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Containing over 8,000 entries, this fascinating dictionary is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, entries provide details of the history of each word or phrase, including language of origin, spelling variants, and its sense and use in English. From expressions such as ab origine, a cappella, and nouvelle cuisine, to futon, pot-pourri, and tamagotchi, this is the ideal reference book for anyone wanting to tap into the wider resources of modern English.

Table of Contents

PREFACE; PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE; DICTIONARY; APPENDIX

Author Biography

Jennifer Speake is a freelance writer and editor of reference books, including The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (with John Simpson, 3rd edition, 1998) and The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (1999).
Release date Australia
March 10th, 2005
Contributor
Edited by Jennifer Speake
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
523
Dimensions
129x196x24
ISBN-13
9780198610519
Product ID
1808574

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