The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Rosalind Fergusson,Market House Books Ltd

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

View: 6881

Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.

Skills in Spelling and Vocabulary

Author: Wendy Wren

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 074877792X

Category: English language

Page: 96

View: 5175

Skills in Spelling and Vocabulary extends the range of the Nelson Thornes Framework English series with a scheme specifically aimed at securing spelling skills and enriching vocabulary. Each Student Book consisting of 80 pages, provides spelling and vocabulary activities aimed at developing skills in writing fiction and non-fiction.

Know it All, Find it Fast

An A-Z Source Guide for the Enquiry Desk

Author: Robert John Duckett,Bob Duckett,Peter Walker,Christinea Donnelly

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856046524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 3482

There is a queue, the phone is ringing, the photocopier has jammed and your enquirer is waiting for a response. You are stressed and you can feel the panic rising. Where do you go to find the information you need to answer the question promptly and accurately? Answering queries from users is one of the most important services undertaken by library and information staff. Yet it is also one of the most difficult, least understood subjects. There are still very few materials available to help frontline staff - often paraprofessional - develop their reader enquiry skills. This award-winning sourcebook is an essential guide to where to look to find the answers quickly. It is designed as a first point of reference for library and information practitioners, to be depended upon if they are unfamiliar with the subject of an enquiry - or wish to find out more. It is arranged in an easily searchable, fully cross-referenced A-Z list of around 150 of the subject areas most frequently handled at enquiry desks. Each subject entry lists the most important information sources and where to locate them, including printed and electronic sources, relevant websites and useful contacts for referral purposes. The authors use their extensive experience in reference work to offer useful tips, warn of potential pitfalls, and spotlight typical queries and how to tackle them. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date with all sources checked for currency and many new ones added. The searchability is enhanced by a comprehensive index to make those essential sources even easier to find - saving you valuable minutes! Readership: Offering quick and easy pointers to a multitude of information sources, this is an invaluable reference deskbook for all library and information staff in need of a speedy answer, in reference libraries, subject departments and other information units.

The Power of Words

Essays in Lexicography, Lexicology and Semantics : in Honour of Christian J. Kay

Author: Graham D. Caie,Carole Hough,Irené Wotherspoon

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 4769

This volume comprises essays in lexicography, lexicology and semantics by leading international experts in these fields. The contributions cover Old, Middle and Present-Day English and Scots, and specific subjects include medical vocabulary, colour lexemes, and semantic and pragmatic meaning in terms for politeness, money and humour. In the area of Old English studies there are articles on kinship terminology and colour lexemes, and in Middle English a semantic and syntactic study of the overlapping of the verbs dreden and douten. Many of the essays make use of the Historical Thesaurus of English project at the University of Glasgow, and pay tribute to its Director, Professor Christian Kay; e.g., one article demonstrates how the HTE, a project which is at the interface between historical semantics and lexicography, may present a rich resource for information about the lexicalization of concepts within our culture, such as changing social attitudes in the area of will, consent and coercion. Other resources, such as The Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English, and the Oxford English Dictionary provide a rich source for information on historical lexicography, semantics and editing. A number of essays concern the Scots language, such as an analysis of evaluative terms in modern Scots speech and writing, the rich potential of rhyme in Scots, and the role of lexicon in th- fronting in Glaswegian.

The Author Is Not Dead, Merely Somewhere Else

Creative Writing After Theory

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137058234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3014

Wandor has written the first history of Creative Writing in the UK, analyzing its complex relationship with English and literary theory. Erudite and provocative, the book presents a searching critique of Creative Writing pedagogy, arguing for new approaches. Indispensable for teachers, students and everyone concerned with the future of literature.

Capricon Rhyming Dictionary

(aid to Rhyme)

Author: Bessie G. Redfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399512728

Category: Reference

Page: 315

View: 8012

Lists words that rhyme with hundreds of vowel sounds from a to yx, and briefly explains a variety of poetic terms.

What is poetry?

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 147300098X

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

View: 9934

This 12-hour free course explored common techniques underlying both traditional forms of poetry and free verse.

Aus dem Wörterbuch des Teufels

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: marixverlag

ISBN: 3843802017

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6583

"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder. Er war einer der schillerndsten Gestalten im literarischen Amerika des 19. Jahrhunderts - die personifizierte Provokation und ein gehässiger Zyniker, der kein Thema ausließ. Ganz gleich, ob es um allgemeine, kleine oder große Schwächen des Menschengeschlechts ging - seinem Hohn war nichts heilig. Berühmt wurde er mit seinem "Wörterbuch des Teufels", einer Sammlung galliger und pointiert-geistreicher Aphorismen.

How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13

Developing Creative Literacy

Author: Michaela Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136840141

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 652

Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom. Designed to help build writing, speaking and listening skills, this book contains a wide selection of workshops exemplifying a variety of poetry styles and showing how their unique features can be used to teach key literacy skills. This book includes: redrafting and revising activities; poetry writing frames; traditional and contemporary poems from a range of cultures; poems written by children about their favourite subjects; word games and notes on performing poetry; cross-curricular links; new workshops on performance poetry, wordplay, rhyming and unrhyming poetry senses and narrative poetry; an A-Z Guide to Poetry. Featuring a wealth of poems and a new bibliography to help you find the perfect poem for a lesson, this book will be of interest to all teachers looking to develop the necessary skills in their pupils to become confident writers of poetry.

Penguin by Design

A Cover Story, 1935-2005

Author: Phil Baines

Publisher: Gardners Books


Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 9532

Since the creation of the first Penguin paperbacks in 1935, their jackets have become a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture and design history. Looking back at seventy years of Penguin, Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, book cover design and the role of artists in defining the Penguin look.

Everything you want

re-inventing consumers, brands & communications

Author: Jennifer Wood,Barney Allan

Publisher: Capstone Ltd

ISBN: 9781841120195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 1999

Marketers tend to think they're one step ahead of consumers. This book proves they're miles behind, then shows them how to catch up. A well-argued and often irreverent exposé of how marketing got us here and how it can help get us back." - DOUG KESSLER, Director, Velocity Marketing "****ing useful" - JOHN BIRD, Co-founder and CEO, The Big Issue" If they weren't creative, we wouldn't use them" - NICK RICHARDS, Associate Design Director, Fitch London "Wood and Allan are quick, creative and commercial" TIM SEDDON, Land Securities Properties Lt

Weltgeschichte der Kunst

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791339108


Page: 816

View: 7989

Random House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Random House

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 140000716X

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 4004

Provides more than sixty thousand rhyming words in a dictionary enhanced by comprehensive cross-references, a glossary of poetic terms, and contemporary proper names and foreign phrases.

The New Penguin Dictionary of Abbreviations

From a to Zz

Author: Rosalind Fergusson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Abbreviations

Page: 410

View: 9803

In the PENGUIN REFERENCE series, a book containing definitions and explanations of abbreviations used in the English language. It is compiled by the editor of PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS.

Getting Into Poetry

A Readers' & Writers' Guide to the Poetry Scene

Author: Paul Hyland

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited


Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 9875

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 2289

Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Walford's guide to reference material

Generalia, language & literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Ray Prytherch,Stephen Willis

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9781856041379

Category: Reference

Page: 1148

View: 3217