Synopses & Reviews
Oxford is renowned throughout the English-speaking world for the quality of our dictionaries. With The Oxford American Dictionary and Language Guide
, we have taken lexical reference to a new level of usefulness, incorporating innovative language help to create a revolutionary, information-packed dictionary, perfect for general use. Its features include:
* More language guidance: An all-new design featuring quick-reference icons pinpoints information on usage, spelling, nuances of meaning, word histories, and pronunciation of troublesome words
* Helpful illustrations: More than 600 specially commissioned illustrations, including 20 in large format (half-page or full-page), give the impact of a visual dictionary
* Sixty-four-page ready-reference supplement: Far more supplemental material than any other dictionary this size, from U.S. states and presidents to proofreader's marks to world religions
* Thoroughly up-to-date coverage of American English: Compiled by Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program, a full-time staff of lexicographers who draw on the massive OED as well as our exclusive North American Reading Program--the most extensive lexical resources of any American dictionary publisher
With fresh coverage of the latest new words and senses found in American English, unprecedented guidance in usage, pronunciation, and spelling, and thousands of biographical and geographical entries, The Oxford American Dictionary and Language Guide is packed with information. It is a perfect self-teaching tool for home or office.
About the Author
is Editor in Chief of the U.S. Dictionaries Program of Oxford University Press, located in Connecticut. He has compiled or edited more than thirty dictionaries and a wide variety of other language and general reference works.
Table of Contents
Oxford American dictionary and language guide -- Biographical entries -- Geographical entries and maps -- Ready reference.