Concise Thesaurus Of Traditional English Metaphors

Author: Dick Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113408529X
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This absorbing collection of metaphors includes a variety of expressions with figurative meanings, like similes, proverbs, slang and catchphrases. It is the result of a lifetime of work on dialect and metaphor and gives an overview of the folk wisdom expressed in figurative expressions. The author draws on his extensive contact with the rural cultures of Dorset, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Lancashire, but has also included a range of sayings from North America, Australia, Scotland and other English speaking countries. With revised contents and an improved index to make individual entries easier to find, the Concise can be used to check the meaning and the origin of an expression or to avoid mixed metaphors, anachronisms and incongruities. It is a joy to browse long after your original query has been answered.

Thesaurus Of Traditional English Metaphors

Author: P.R. Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203219856
Size: 11.72 MB
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This fascinating collection of traditional metaphors and figures of speech, groups expressions according to theme. The second edition includes over 1,500 new entries, more information on first known usages, a new introduction and two expanded indexes. It will appeal to those interested in cultural history and the English language.

Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Author: Wendy Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191062022
Size: 79.27 MB
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This volume offers an empirical and diachronic investigation of the foundations and nature of metaphor in English. Metaphor is one of the hot topics in present-day linguistics, with a huge range of research focusing on the systematic connections between different concepts such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, see), or bodies and landscape (hill-foot, river-mouth). Until recently, the lack of a comprehensive data source made it difficult to obtain an overview of this phenomenon in any language, but this changed with the completion in 2009 of The Historical Thesaurus of English, the only historical thesaurus ever produced for any language. Chapters in this volume use this unique resource as a basis for case studies of semantic domains including Animals, Colour, Death, Fear, Food, Reading, and Theft, providing a significant step forward in the data-driven understanding of metaphor.

Reference Books Bulletin

Author: Jane McKeever
ISBN: 9780838957615
Size: 62.21 MB
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A compilation of evaluations appearing in Reference books bulletin (a section of the journal, Booklist)

Enriching Literacy

Author: Robin Richardson
Publisher: Trentham Books
ISBN: 1858561639
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This book arises from teachers looking closely at how children learn to use English as an additional language in both speech and writing. The book describes practical strategies and activities which help bilingual children to become competent in the formal academic language required by the curriculum. It is a useful practical primary resource of relevance the whole English-speaking world, particularly at a time when literacy is seen as more vital a skill than ever but when the distinctive needs, strengths and skills bilingual children seem to be largely ignored in official policy.

Walford S Guide To Reference Material Generalia Language And Literature The Arts

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
ISBN: 9781856043007
Size: 67.69 MB
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From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.