Concise Oxford Dictionary and Cd Rom
Oxford University Press, Sep 1, 2006 - English language - 1728 pages
This is a revised edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary, published together with a fully up-to-date text of the dictionary on CD-ROM, containing over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions and hundreds of new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage. The CD-ROM version of the dictionary offers full-text search functionality, instant look-up from WindowsRG documents, including email and the Internet, high-quality spoken pronunciations for thousands of words, and interactive educational word games, making it ideal for family use, as well as for homework and school use. New to this edition is a fascinating 'English Uncovered' supplement, revealing findings from the billion-word Oxford English Corpus and the behind-the-scenes dictionary research programme. Find out how new words and meanings emerge, which are the most common words, and how language is changing. The dictionary also contains appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language, from formal to slang, plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling.