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The Firefly Italian/English Visual Dictionary

by Jean-Claude Corbeil, Ariane Archambault
     
 

Italy is one of North America's most important trading partners, and Italian is widely taught in American schools.

Carefully designed for quick and easy reference, this bilingual dictionary uses more than 3,600 handsome annotated illustrations to accurately define and describe more than 20,000 terms. The Italian entries are also identified with the gender.

Overview

Italy is one of North America's most important trading partners, and Italian is widely taught in American schools.

Carefully designed for quick and easy reference, this bilingual dictionary uses more than 3,600 handsome annotated illustrations to accurately define and describe more than 20,000 terms. The Italian entries are also identified with the gender. Two extensive indexes, one English and another in Italian, make navigation simple, so finding a term or word in either language is fast.

This new dictionary is essential for Italian speakers learning English as a second language, for bilingual speakers and for English speakers wanting to learn Italian for practical reasons, such as travel or business.

Editorial Reviews

The ATA Chronicle (American Translators Associatio - Giovanna Massari and Peter A. Gergay
This bilingual visual dictionary covers a wide variety of "from the parts of a honeybee to the parts of a bulldozer." The binding is hardcover, the pages are coated, and the drawings (not photos!) are full-color and really beautiful and detailed. The typeface is also very clear and a pleasure to read... Italian names are set in italics, followed by the gender in superscript, which is a real plus for students learning Italian. A similar version of this dictionary was already available in Italy thanks to a collaboration between Firefly and the Italian publisher Zanichelli... It is apparent immediately that the images have been revamped in the Firefly version. (They are) more colorful and detailed in this version than in the older one, and -- more important -- the revised images are three dimensional. This makes the images really enjoyable to look at, and we all know how much our visual memory contributes to the learning process, even when learning a language. Each chapter...includes many objects and is rich in detail... Thus, the dictionary could be used by teachers of foreign languages as an interesting resource to enrich the vocabulary of their students. Similarly, the dictionary could be useful to people living in a foreign country.... It might be of occasional use for translators who need to look up that word that is on the tip of the tongue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554077168
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/12/2010
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Claude Corbeil is a consultant and expert in linguistic planning with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and sociolinguistics.

Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics who taught foreign languages before becoming a terminologist and editor of dictionaries.

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