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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable is dedicated to the history, culture, and mythology of the Emerald Isle. With a stunningly eclectic array of more than 6,000 ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
From the Bloomsbury Group to the Camberwell Carrot and Samuel Johnson to Boris Johnson, Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable shines a welcome light into the enticingly shadowy ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
1.34 million words
Illustration(s):
10
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and ... More
Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
471,714 words
Illustration(s):
9
Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
507,352 words
Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of ... More
A Dictionary of Abbreviations

A Dictionary of Abbreviations Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
572,454 words
This online-only Dictionary of Abbreviations, exclusive to Oxford Reference Online, includes over 100,000 abbreviations and acronyms in alphabetical and numerical order, including the ... More
A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (5 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
352,696 words
Over 3,400 entries ... A revealing guide to the richness and colour of the Australian language, this fascinating work records a distinctive, inventive ... More
Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
551,775 words
Illustration(s):
17
The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world's oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical ... More
Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Encyclopedia of Semiotics Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
469,279 words
Illustration(s):
25
The Encyclopedia of Semiotics is a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a ... More

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