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Speaking American: A History of English in the United States

By Richard W. Bailey

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Language, Literacy, and Technology

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Title: The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition
Edited By: Erin McKean
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/noad
Description:

This major new edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary includes a
guide to the pronunciations on every page, a new etymology essay by Anatoly
Liberman, completely updated and revised maps, and two thousand new
entries, covering everything new in our language from low-carb to warblog
and beyond.

This edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary also includes a
lexicographical first--a portable version of the entire dictionary that can
be downloaded to your PDA or smartphone! Have the authority of The New
Oxford American Dictionary at your fingertips, wherever you are. Keep the
print edition by your favorite reading chair and download the portable
version to your phone or PDA, and you'll never be at a loss for words.

The New Oxford American Dictionary is designed to serve the user clearly,
simply, and quickly, with the precise guidance you expect from Oxford
University Press. With in-depth and up-to-date coverage that all users need
and expect--for reading and study, for technical terms, for language
guidance--it continues the tradition of scholarship and lexicographic
excellence that are the hallmarks of every Oxford dictionary.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195170776
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 2096
Prices: U.S. $ 60.00