The American Heritage English As a Second Language Dictionary

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The American Heritage English as a Second Language Dictionary is the first of its kind to be based on one of the most respected and authoritative American language dictionaries available. From a rich tradition and specifically designed to meet the needs of ESL students, this resource is a necessity for those who seek to learn and use English as their second language. The up-to-date vocabulary includes 40,000 words and phrases, with special attention given to new business, ...

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Overview

The American Heritage English as a Second Language Dictionary is the first of its kind to be based on one of the most respected and authoritative American language dictionaries available. From a rich tradition and specifically designed to meet the needs of ESL students, this resource is a necessity for those who seek to learn and use English as their second language. The up-to-date vocabulary includes 40,000 words and phrases, with special attention given to new business, medical, science, and technology words.

Distinctive features include: Authoritative definitions adapted from The American Heritage Dictionary, easy-to-use Alphabet Pronunciation System, abundant sample sentences and phrases, homonyms and synonyms, prefixes and suffixes, and phrasal verbs and idioms as separate entries, most comprehensive coverage of abbreviations, word-building notes and usage notes, most comprehensive grammar information, 250 photographs and illustrations.

This new reference work is an invaluable tool for those who need to master written and spoken English.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780395939451
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/14/1998
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
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