The Wonks Dictionary

Author: James Jeffrey
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ISBN: 9780522875959
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What is a democracy sausage? Where is Antony Green? Why is a prime minister? And what on earth is that big, shiny golden club on the table in the House of Reps? Discover the answers to all these and more as Jon Kudelka and James Jeffrey take the definitive journey through Australian democracy from A to Z.

The Routledge Dictionary Of Modern American Slang And Unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351765205
File Size: 52,11 MB
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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided. In terms of content, the cultural transformations since 1945 are astounding. Television, computers, drugs, music, unpopular wars, youth movements, changing racial sensitivities and attitudes towards sex and sexuality are all substantial factors that have shaped culture and language. This new edition includes over 500 new headwords collected with citations from the last five years, a period of immense change in the English language, as well as revised existing entries with new dating and citations. No term is excluded on the grounds that it might be considered offensive as a racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or any kind of slur. This dictionary contains many entries and citations that will, and should, offend. Rich, scholarly and informative, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English is an indispensable resource for language researchers, lexicographers and translators.

Safire S Political Dictionary

Author: William Safire
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195343344
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Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy.

The Oxford Dictionary Of American Political Slang

Author: Grant Barrett
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195304473
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A collection of more than six hundred slang terms of American political speech encompasses informative entries on such words as "boondoggle," "juice bill," and "Joe Citizen," including both the definition of the word and its historical background.

The Dictionary Of Critical Social Sciences

Author: T. R. Young
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000244024
File Size: 53,36 MB
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This book is a teaching dictionary with the goal of de-mystifying current social science theory in a comprehensive, accessible format. It focuses on important terminology in progressive, radical, critical Marxist, feminist, left-liberal, postmodern, and semiotic contexts.

The Oxford Dictionary Of New Words

Author: Barbara Marshall
Editor: Oxford : Oxford University Press
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Explains the meaning of over 2,000 new words and phrases in the English language and provides quotations putting each word into context

Ethnocentrism And The English Dictionary

Author: Phil Benson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134599595
File Size: 63,25 MB
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This unique work challenges the assumption that dictionaries act as objective records of our language, and instead argues that the English dictionary is a fundamentally ethnocentric work. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, Phil Benson shows how English dictionaries have filtered knowledge through predominantly Anglo-American perspectives. The book includes a major case study of the most recent edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and its treatment of China.

The New Partridge Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English J Z

Author: Dalzell Victor Eds Staff
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415259385
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Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Oxford Dictionary Of Modern Slang

Author: John Ayto
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199232059
File Size: 31,71 MB
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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Dictionary Of Public Policy And Administration

Author: Jay Shafritz
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429976313
File Size: 65,57 MB
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The Dictionary of Public Policy and Administration offers definitions of all the key terms, concepts, processes and practices of contemporary public policy and administration. Included are brief biographies of major scholars and influential practitioners, summaries of major rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, overviews of significant laws, descriptions of important government agencies, and explanations of historical trends and governing doctrines. The Dictionary is designed to be the single most useful tool that a student or practitioner of public administration could have-the book to keep at their side while they are reading other textbooks in the field.

Watchwords

Author: Mark Davidson
Editor: Harrison Pub
ISBN:
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"Integrates and transcends the latest editions of Strunk & White, Fowler, the Associated Press stylebook ... [et al.]" and, where authorities disagree, offers possible solutions.

The Year S Work In Nerds Wonks And Neocons

Author: Jonathan P. Eburne
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253026873
File Size: 48,48 MB
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What happens when math nerds, band and theater geeks, goths, sci-fi fanatics, Young Republican debate poindexters, techies, Trekkies, D&D players, wallflowers, bookworms, and RPG players grow up? And what can they tell us about the life of the mind in the contemporary United States? With #GamerGate in the national news, shows like The Big Bang Theory on ever-increasing numbers of screens, and Peter Orzsag and Paul Ryan on magazine covers, it is clear that nerds, policy wonks, and neoconservatives play a major role in today’s popular culture in America. The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons delves into subcultures of intellectual history to explore their influence on contemporary American intellectual life. Not limiting themselves to describing how individuals are depicted, the authors consider the intellectual endeavors these depictions have come to represent, exploring many models and practices of learnedness, reflection, knowledge production, and opinion in the contemporary world. As teachers, researchers, and university scholars continue to struggle for mainstream visibility, this book illuminates the other forms of intellectual excitement that have emerged alongside them and found ways to survive and even thrive in the face of dismissal or contempt.

A Dictionary Of Tamil Proverbs

Author: Herman Jensen
Editor: Mittal Publications
ISBN:
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A Dictionary Of Australian Colloquialisms

Author: G. A. Wilkes
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
File Size: 32,27 MB
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Now available in a fourth, revised, and greatly expanded edition, A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms records the ingenuity of the Australian vernacular and provides a unique insight into Australian life and culture. This well-known dictionary, first published in 1978, offers the first and the most recent colloquial coinages. Words and idioms are drawn from a wide range of historical and contemporary sources--chiefly newspapers, magazines and novels--and each entry is shown in context, with origins and derivations.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Difficult Words

Author: Archie Hobson
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195173287
File Size: 23,18 MB
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Presents phonetic transcriptions and definitions for thousands of words that are difficult to spell, define, or pronounce.

The General Biographical Dictionary

Author: Alexander Chalmers
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ISBN:
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The Great Dictionary English French

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
Editor: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
ISBN:
File Size: 10,91 MB
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This dictionary contains around 130,000 English terms with their French translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to French. If you need translations from French to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary French - English is recommended.

The Great Dictionary English Russian

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
Editor: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
ISBN:
File Size: 19,23 MB
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This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Russian translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Russian. If you need translations from Russian to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Russian - English is recommended.

The Great Dictionary English Swedish

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
Editor: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
ISBN:
File Size: 49,29 MB
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This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Swedish translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Swedish. If you need translations from Swedish to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Swedish - English is recommended.

The Great Dictionary English Spanish

Author: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
Editor: Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
ISBN:
File Size: 63,88 MB
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This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Spanish translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Spanish. If you need translations from Spanish to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Spanish - English is recommended.