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The Resource The American Heritage dictionary of the English language

The American Heritage dictionary of the English language

Label
The American Heritage dictionary of the English language
Title
The American Heritage dictionary of the English language
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, over 4,000 full color images, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage. The print edition includes a passkey code for a free download of a smartphone app that works with the iPad/iPhone/iPod or Android platform. The app puts the entire dictionary at your fingertips anywhere, anytime, making this one of the most comprehensive and accessible resources available on any mobile device. In keeping with the American Heritage tradition of cutting edge research, this edition represents the work of a team of experts, scholars, and contributors. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary's signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have been enhanced and improved. Advice on controversies and conundrums in English usage is provided by the American Heritage Usage Panel, a group of 200 prominent users of the language. The Panel passes judgment on both new and longstanding usage problems. It offers guidance on issues of usage, grammar, and style. Word meanings are made easier to understand with thousands of new quotations from classic and contemporary writers. Etymologies explaining word origins and development have been newly created or revised to reflect the very latest scholarship. Many words are traced back to their roots in prehistory through two unique appendixes showing word roots in ancient Indo European and Semitic
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
423
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1628
LC item number
.A623 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • English language
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • English language
  • American English
  • English language / Dictionaries
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Label
The American Heritage dictionary of the English language
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Joseph P. Pickett -- Editorial and production staff -- Special contributors and consultants -- The usage panel -- Variation and change in our living language / John R. Rickford -- Usage in The American heritage dictionary / Steven Pinker -- Guide to the dictionary -- Pronunciation key -- Dictionary of the English language -- Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans / Calvert Watkins -- Guide to Appendix I -- Indo-European sound correspondences -- Appendix I: Indo-European roots -- Proto-Semitic language and culture / John Huehnergard -- Guide to Appendix II and chart of the Semitic family tree -- Appendix II: Semitic roots
Control code
ocn701330646
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xxvii, 2084 pages
Isbn
9780547041018
Lccn
2011004777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547041018
  • (OCoLC)701330646
Label
The American Heritage dictionary of the English language
Link
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Joseph P. Pickett -- Editorial and production staff -- Special contributors and consultants -- The usage panel -- Variation and change in our living language / John R. Rickford -- Usage in The American heritage dictionary / Steven Pinker -- Guide to the dictionary -- Pronunciation key -- Dictionary of the English language -- Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans / Calvert Watkins -- Guide to Appendix I -- Indo-European sound correspondences -- Appendix I: Indo-European roots -- Proto-Semitic language and culture / John Huehnergard -- Guide to Appendix II and chart of the Semitic family tree -- Appendix II: Semitic roots
Control code
ocn701330646
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
xxvii, 2084 pages
Isbn
9780547041018
Lccn
2011004777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547041018
  • (OCoLC)701330646

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