Category: Dictionaries

  • A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names (Bur Oak Guide) by Tom Savage

    By Tom Savage

    Lourdes and Churchtown, Woden and Clio, Emerson and Sigourney, Tripoli and Waterloo, Prairie urban and Prairieburg, Tama and Swedesburg, What Cheer and Coin. Iowa’s place-names mirror the religions, myths, cultures, households, heroes, whimsies, and misspellings of the Hawkeye State’s population. Tom Savage spent 4 years corresponding with librarians, urban and county officers, and native historians, analyzing newspaper data, and exploring neighborhood web pages that allows you to discover why those groups acquired their specific names, once they have been verified, and once they have been integrated.     Savage contains info at the place-names of all 1,188 integrated and unincorporated groups in Iowa that meet no less than of the next skills: twenty-five or extra citizens; a retail company; an annual social gathering or competition; a faculty; church, or cemetery; a development at the nationwide check in of old areas; a zip-coded submit workplace; or an organization with a public activity web site. If a town’s identify has replaced through the years, he presents information regarding every one identify; if a name’s provenance is doubtful, he offers attainable reasons. He additionally comprises information regarding the state’s identify and approximately each one of its ninety-nine counties in addition to a listing of ghost cities. The entries variety from the counties of Adair to Wright and from the cities of Abingdon to Zwingle; from Iowa’s oldest city, Dubuque, beginning as a mining camp within the 1780s and integrated in 1841, to its latest, Maharishi Vedic urban, included in 2001.     The imaginations and stories of its voters performed a task within the naming of Iowa’s groups, as did the hopes of the massive inflow of immigrants who settled the country within the 1800s. Tom Savage’s dictionary of place-names offers an attractive genealogical and ancient historical past to today’s map of Iowa. “It is among the beauties of Iowa that commute around the nation brings somebody into touch with such a lot of remarkable names, a few of which a tourist might comprehend instantly, yet others may possibly require a little research. just like the poet Stephen Vincent Ben?t, we've got fallen in love with American names. they're a part of our soul, be they kinfolk names, city names, or artifact names. We establish with them and are pointed out with them, and we can't reside with no them. This booklet can help us examine extra approximately them and combine them into our beings.”—from the foreword via Loren N. Horton “Primghar, O’Brien County. Primghar was once confirmed by means of W. C. eco-friendly and James Roberts on November eight, 1872. The identify of town comes from the initials of the 8 males who have been instrumental in constructing it. a brief poem memorializes the boys and their names: Pumphrey, the treasurer, drives the 1st nail; Roberts, the donor, is fast on his path; Inman dips slyly his first letter in; McCormack provides M, which makes the total Prim; eco-friendly, deliberating groceries, offers them the G; Hayes drops them an H, with out asking a rate; Albright, the joker, together with his jokes all at par; Rerick brings up the rear and crowns all ‘Primghar.’ Primghar was once integrated on February 15, 1888.”
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  • Chinese-Tibetan-English Visual Dictionary of New Daily

    Китайско-тибетско-английский наглядный словарь для повседневного общения. Расширенное и дополненное издание словаря изобилует цветными иллюстрациями с комментариями на китайском, тибетском и английском языках, что позволяет с лёгкостью изучать повседневный китайско-тибетский лексикон. Словарь выпущенный Сычуаньским национальным издательством окажется неоценимым помощником для путешественников, отправляющихся в Тибет. Число говорящих на тибетском языке около 6 млн человек.
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  • A Dictionary of Language Acquisition: A Comprehensive by Hossein Tavakoli

    By Hossein Tavakoli

    The functionality of “A dictionary of language acquisition: A complete review of keyword phrases in first and moment language acquisition” is to gather and synthesize the data base that's already good approved and that has been good researched. therefore, it's a reference advisor which bargains an authoritative and encyclopedic survey of keywords and ideas within the components of language acquisition and improvement. the quantity is meant as a source to clarify a variety of strategies, matters, ways, versions, and theories of language acquisition in an efficient and available variety. This ebook uses nearly a thousand alphabetical entries with pass references the place worthy. Cross-referencing is accomplished in different methods. inside every one access, any time period that's itself a key notion with its personal access is outlined in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS on first use. There also are in-text entries which are outlined in the physique of the paragraph and are published in daring letters. different entries which are concerning the time period at factor that would be of curiosity and additional research are both supplied frequently textual content or indexed on the finish of every access less than ‘see’ and ‘see additionally’ respectively. during this quantity, the signal  has additionally been used for representing the assets from which the fabrics were without delay or in some way reproduced or tailored. This quantity is designed to entice undergraduate and graduate scholars, lecturers, academics, practitioners, researchers, experts, and shoppers of information around the box of either first and moment language acquisition. I may greatly welcome reactions and reviews from readers, particularly in terms of issues the place i'll have lapsed or strayed from accuracy of which means, consistency of favor, etc., within the pursuits of enhancing assurance and therapy for destiny versions.
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  • Winesburg, Ohio (Webster's Thesaurus Edition) by Sherwood Anderson

    By Sherwood Anderson

    Webster's paperbacks make the most of the truth that classics are usually assigned readings in English classes. through the use of a operating English-to-Wolof glossary on the backside of every web page, this version of Winesburg, Ohio through Sherwood Anderson was once edited for 3 audiences. the 1st comprises Wolof-speaking scholars enrolled in an English Language software (ELP), an English as a overseas Language (EFL) application, an English as a moment Language software (ESL), or in a TOEFL� or TOEIC� education software. the second one viewers contains English-speaking scholars enrolled in bilingual education schemes or Wolof audio system enrolled in English-speaking colleges. The 3rd viewers comprises scholars who're actively development their vocabularies in Wolof that allows you to take international provider, translation certification, complex Placement� (AP�) or related examinations. through the use of the Webster's Wolof word list variation whilst assigned for an English path, the reader can increase their vocabulary in anticipation of an exam in Wolof or English.
    TOEFL�, TOEIC�, AP� and complicated Placement� are logos of the academic trying out provider which has neither reviewed nor recommended this booklet. All rights reserved.
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