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Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins : UK bestselling dictionaries - John Ayto

Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins

UK bestselling dictionaries

By: John Ayto

Paperback

Published: 14th May 2013
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This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious, 'yucky', and 'mind-boggling' words, and a full thematic section on words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words and much more. John Ayto, top word expert, entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary and language reference tool.

Features:

  • An engaging, funny, and absorbing history of thousands of words and phrases used in everyday language
  • Perfect for additional language support in primary and secondary school
  • Full thematic section of words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words, and much more
  • Written by John Ayto, top word expert, and entertaining for all ages from eight to eighty
  • Free online support with downloadable games, puzzles, and activities
  • ACCESSIBLE! AGE-APPROPRIATE! AUTHORITATIVE! FROM THE MARKET LEADING CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY PUBLISHER!

  • "This is an excellent book. As an educator I cannot stress enough the importance of knowing derivations. It is well known that people give up study if they go past a misunderstood word. Clearing the word enables the person to continue understanding the text, and clearing the origin/derivation of the word help the person retain the definition as knowledge."

    ISBN: 9780192733740
    ISBN-10: 0192733745
    Series: UK bestselling dictionaries
    Audience: Primary / High School
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 480
    Published: 14th May 2013
    Publisher: OUP Oxford
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 17.9  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.55