Description : The Longman Language Activator takes you from a key word or basic idea, like good, and shows you more precise words or phrases with information on register, context and grammar structures. It provides all the collocations and phrases needed to write correctly.
Description : This book is a unique dictionary for intermediate level students who want to expand their vocabulary and improve their writing skills. From just 600 basic words - such as 'useful' - students can learn thousands more - such as 'invaluable', 'handy' and 'versatile'. Expand your vocabulary: from 600 basic words or concepts like 'walk', 'decide' or 'angry', students can learn thousands more. Updated Colour Word Banks help students learn words by organising them by common essay topics, such as books & literature. There are clear definitions and plenty of natural examples help you choose the right word every time Write essays that impress. New to this edition: Check your own writing against model essays on common topics - from environment to technology ; Learn how to structure your essays correctly, using the Writing Tips ; A wide range of exercise types, from 'Choose the Right Word' to full guided essay writing practice with model essays and feedback ; Interactive Grammar and Communication guides to find the correct words, phrases and grammar.
Description : This workbook has been written especially for use with the Longman Language Activator and offers a full answer key, making it ideal for classroom or self-study. Special units have been written on exam preparation and vocabulary development and, therefore, it is useful for FCE practice.
Description : The Longman Pocket Activator is a convenient version of the Longman Language Activator®. This dictionary expands students¿ vocabulary and improves their ability to express themselves fluently. The Longman Pocket Activator groups similar word- and phrase- meanings together, and highlights key differences in definitions and usage. There are helpful labels, corpus-based example sentences, and grammar pointers within definitions to guide students in selecting the right word for the right circumstances. Features: • Easy-to-use vocabulary finder • Accessible key words and basic ideas guide vocabulary exploration • Thousands of examples showing real usage and natural communication • Spoken communication tips for everyday situations
Description : A critical examination of key concepts and issues in corpus linguistics, with a particular focus on the expanding interdisciplinary nature of the field and the role that written and spoken corpora now play in these different disciplines. It also presents a series of corpus-based case studies illustrating central themes and best practices.
Description : This dictionary features: 155,000 natural examples that bring English to life; British and American pronunciations of headwords, including people and place names; 88,000 examples pronounced on the CD-ROM; 1 million additional sentences from books and newspapers; and 3000 most frequent words in spoken and written English highlighted.
Description : This is a down-to-earth, 'how to do it' textbook on the making of dictionaries. Written by professional lexicographers with over seventy years' experience between them, the book presents a step-by-step course for the training of lexicographers in all settings, including publishing houses, colleges, and universities world-wide, and for the teaching of lexicography as an academic discipline. It takes readers through the processes of designing, collecting, and annotating a corpus of texts; shows how to analyse the data in order to extract the relevant information; and demonstrates how these findings are drawn together in the semantic, grammatical, and pedagogic components that make up an entry. The authors explain the relevance and application of recent linguistic theories, such as prototype theory and frame semantics, and describe the role of software in the manipulation of data and the compilation of entries. They provide practical exercises at every stage. The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography draws on materials developed by the authors over more than twenty years of teaching courses for publishing houses and universities in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and China, South Africa, Australia, the UK, and Europe. It will be welcomed everywhere by lexicographers, teachers of lexicography, and their students. It is also fascinating reading for all those interested in discovering how dictionaries are made.
Description : The 'Longman Exams Dictionary' has been specifically designed for advanced exam students. The dictionary features over 212,000 words, phrases and meanings as well as thousands of examples from academic reports and essays.