Canadian Oxford Dictionary / Edition 2

Canadian Oxford Dictionary / Edition 2

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by Katherine Barber
     
 

"The Canadian Oxford Dictionary sets the standard for dictionaries in Canada. This book serves Canadians like no other dictionary, answering their basic questions about the language by giving them advice on Canadian spelling and usage, and defining more Canadian words and senses than any other dictionary. With 300,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it combines in… See more details below

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"The Canadian Oxford Dictionary sets the standard for dictionaries in Canada. This book serves Canadians like no other dictionary, answering their basic questions about the language by giving them advice on Canadian spelling and usage, and defining more Canadian words and senses than any other dictionary. With 300,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it combines in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwide and as it is used particularly in Canada. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented within entries in order of their familiarity or frequency in Canadian usage, making the dictionary easy to consult." The dictionary is reliable in its description of Canadian English because it is based on thorough research into the language, It represents years of work by professionally trained lexicographers examining almost 25 million words of Canadian text, and another 50 million words from American, British, Australian, and other international English sources. These databases represent over 9,000 different Canadian sources. Favoured Canadian pronunciations have been determined by surveying a nationwide group of respondents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195418163
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
1830
Sales rank:
930,647
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.30(d)

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