Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, reference, paperback, slang, dictionary
Number of Pages: 474
Published: 2000-05-15
List price: $13.95
ISBN-10: 019280104X
ISBN-13: 9780192801043

Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, colorful, pointed, brash, bristling with humor and sometimes with hostility. Here, John Ayto has brought together over 10,000 slang words and phrases common to 20th-century English, to provide a comprehensive and highly engaging guide to the most outspoken corner of our language. Unlike most such dictionaries, this volume is organized thematically, with slang words gathered under such headings as "the body and its functions" or "sustenance and intoxication." Within each section, the words are listed chronologically, starting with the century’

Author: David Copp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, handbooks, theory, ethical, handbook
Number of Pages: 680
Published: 2005-12-22
List price: $170.00
ISBN-10: 0195147790
ISBN-13: 9780195147797

The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. Ethical theories have always been of central importance to philosophy, and remain so; ethical theory is one of the most active areas of philosophical research and teaching today. Courses in ethics are taught in colleges and universities at all levels, and ethical theory is the organizing principle for all of them. The Handbook is divided into two parts, mirroring the field. The first part treats meta-ethical theory, which deals with theoretical

Author: Robert B. Kapla
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, handbooks, linguistics, applied, handbook
Number of Pages: 672
Published: 2005-05-19
List price: $55.00
ISBN-10: 0195187911
ISBN-13: 9780195187915

The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics is the first reference of its kind, containing forty original chapters on a broad range of topics in applied linguistics by a diverse group of contributors. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field, the many connections among its various sub-disciplines, and the likely directions of its future development. The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics addresses a broad audience: applied linguists; educators and other scholars working in language acquisition, language learning, language planning, teaching, and testin

Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, reference, paperback, slang, dictionary
Number of Pages: 480
Published: 2003-12-18
List price: $16.95
ISBN-10: 0198607636
ISBN-13: 9780198607632

If your other reference books aren’t funky enough for you, get a nickel bag of unorthodoxy with the Oxford Dictionary of Slang. This comprehensive look at informal English from around the world and across the centuries is organized thesaurus-style into sections for easy browsing by category. Look up underground terminology for drugs and sex and you’ll be browsing for a month of Sundays. Of course, if you need to get the skinny on a particular term but have no idea what it could mean, there’s an alphabetical index that’ll take you right where you need to go. Each word or

Authors:Harold Kincaid, Don Ro,
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, handbooks, economics, philosophy, handbook
Number of Pages: 688
Published: 2009-03-06
List price: $150.00
ISBN-10: 0195189256
ISBN-13: 9780195189254

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics is a cutting-edge reference work to philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory, and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversity of activities and topics that currently occupy economists. Contributions in the Handbook are thus closely tied to ongoing theoretical and empirical concerns in economics. Contributors include both philosophers of science and economists. Chapters fall into three general categories: received views in philo

Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, reference, paperback, islam, dictionary
Number of Pages: 384
Published: 2004-10-21
List price: $19.99
ISBN-10: 0195125592
ISBN-13: 9780195125597

Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida,

Author: Gareth Gaskell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: oxford, psychology, library, psycholinguistics, handbook
Number of Pages: 600
Published: 2007-09-06
List price: $115.00
ISBN-10: 0198568975
ISBN-13: 9780198568971

The ability to communicate through spoken and written language is one of the defining characteristics of the human race, yet it remains a deeply mysterious process. The young science of psycholinguistics attempts to uncover the mechanisms and representations underlying human language. This interdisciplinary field has seen massive developments over the past decade, with a broad expansion of the research base, and the incorporation of new experimental techniques such as brain imaging and computational modelling. The result is that real progress is being made in the understanding of the key compo
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