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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

By Peter Mark Roget

This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."


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Academic Paper


Title: Merkmale verstehens- und behaltensfrdernder kontextueller Bedeutungserklaerungen. Ergebnisse aus einem empirischen Projekt
Author: Frank Kostrzewa
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Institution: Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: On the basis of an empirical project this article describes the variables which should be considered in constructing contextual explanations (examples) intended to increase the omprehension and retention of word material. The effects of the variables discussed here have been tested within a partly hypothesis-testing, quantitative design. Additional learner-internal data have been gathered employing retrospective procedures.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed


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