By Francis X. Gannon
Publication by way of Gannon, Francis X.
By Frits J. de Jong (auth.)
This quadrilingual economics dictionary is the results of a long time of labor. Professor Frits J. de J ong accrued fabric for this ebook because the very starting of his specialist occupation within the ultimate years of the 40s. regrettably, the writer himself used to be unable to determine the ultimate results of his labours in ebook shape. an insignificant few weeks after the final touch of the manuscript, in November 1976, Professor De Jong kicked the bucket. As Hartog and Hennipman wrote of their memorials, Frits de Jong continually committed a lot realization to the improvement of ideas and terminology. all through his occupation, he exhibited nice selection and perseverance in attempting to in attaining a transparent and constant terminology, and its next use, within the technology of economics. !' 2 That his efforts have been usually aimed toward his local language used to be since a language equivalent to Dutch, that's merely practiced in a small geographic quarter, faces the risk of a large-scale advent of international phrases, in particular English/American, German and French phrases as a consequence. He continually strongly resisted this type of debasement of the Dutch language and sought as an alternative to build acceptable Dutch phrases for the present English, German and French ones. An early instance are available in an editorial released in De Economist of 1950, entitled "De economische terminologie in het Nederlands" (The Terminology of Economics in Dutch).
By Robert Hartwell Fiske
The Dimwit's Dictionary, 3rd Edition, is a compilation of millions of dimwitticisms (clichés, colloquialisms, idioms, slang, and so forth) that individuals communicate and write unendingly.
"Mr. Fiske is, in brief, a enthusiast, an extremist who it sounds as if believes that transparent language is our merely wish for transparent idea, that boring language deadens the brain and dampens the mind's eye, felicitous word is excellent news, powerful prose variety is a present to be cultivated and loved, that not anything, no, not anything on the planet exceeds language in its importance to the human company. because it occurs, i think in all this, too, which makes it an honor to salute a fellow enthusiast and need him and his e-book the good success either deserve." -- From the foreword via Joseph Epstein
By Eduard L. Köhler, Alois Legat
Noch niemals ist die Zusammenarbeit der deutschsprachigen mit der angelsächsischen Welt in technischen Fragen so eindringlich und umfassend gewesen wie in den Jahren seit dem Ende des zweiten Weltkrieges. Das unter dem Namen des MARSHALL-Plans bekannte Aufbauwerk des amerikanischen Volkes hat in seiner Durchführung einen besonders verstärkten Schriftverkehr über technische Einzelheiten mit der Notwendigkeit der deutsch-englischen Übersetzung mit sich gebracht; das Berg-und Hüttenwesen steht dabei mit in der vordersten H,eihe der Gebiete, für die eine solche Aufgabe erwachsen ist. Auch ist es heute für den Ingenieur in den Planungsstellen, in den Betrieben, in den Stätten der wissenschaftlichen Forschung oder im Patentwesen, aber ebenso bereits für den Studenten der technischen Fächer mehr denn je zur zwingenden Forderung geworden, das englisch geschriebene Fachschrifttum verfolgen zu können. Technisches Englisch ist nun bekanntlich eine Sprache, die in vielen Belangen über einen anderen Wortschatz und eine andere Zuordnung von Begriff und Wort verfügt als das Englisch des sonstigen täglichen Lebens oder des schöngeistigen Schrifttums. Bedenkliche Mißverständ nisse können entstehen, wenn dieser Tatsache nicht Rechnung getragen wird. Überdies ist die technische Sprache schnellebig wandelbar wie die Technik selbst; die Schwierigkeiten, die daraus entstehen, treten dem Benützer der bisher erschienenen technischen Fachwörterbücher immer wieder einmal entgegen.
By Andrew Levine
Written through well known political thinker Andrew Levine, Political key terms courses readers via today’s most typically used- and misused- political terminology.A much-needed dictionary of latest political vernacular from “alienation” to “Zionism” Defines an important political key phrases, i.e. the often-confusing (and occasionally deliberately deceptive) phrases which are used to explain our politics Refamiliarizes the reader with today’s most ordinarily used and misused phrases, hence clarifying the present political panorama Assumes no earlier educational historical past in politics comprises large cross-referencing, prompt additional readings, and acomprehensive word list offers the right consultant to navigating a panorama of dangerously obscure phrases
By Edward Semple Le Comte
By Ruth Wajnryb
Have we continuously "sworn like sailors"? Has inventive cursing constructed simply because we will not simply slug humans once they make us indignant? And if such verbal aggression is common, why is it that a few languages (Japanese, for example) supposedly don't include any nasty phrases? during the 20th century there turns out to were a dramatic escalation within the use and attractiveness of offensive language in English, either verbally and in print. at the present time it kind of feels nearly typical to listen to the "f" observe in informal dialog, or even on tv. simply how have we develop into this sort of bunch of cursers and what does it let us know approximately our language and ourselves? In Expletive Deleted, linguist Ruth Wajnryb deals an enjoyable but completely researched, lighthearted examine this improvement, looking to show the etymologies of assorted phrases and detect how what used to be thought of unfit-for-company argot has develop into average fare. Wajnryb steps outdoors the confines of English in her look for solutions, exploring no matter if offensive phrases in English are reflected in different languages and reading cultural adjustments within the utilization of soiled phrases. for example, why is it that during a few languages you will get away with intimating individual and his camel are greater than simply stable neighbors, whereas pouring scorn on a mother's morals promises you a seat at the subsequent flight out? An a laugh and idiosyncratic examine the facility of phrases to surprise, offend, insult, amuse, exaggerate, permit off steam, determine relationships, and converse deep-felt feelings, Expletive Deleted is a must-read for someone who loves language -- or has ever stubbed a toe.
By A. Furnham
Bestselling writer and psychologist, Adrian Furnham, takes a serious view of the jargon and fads in administration contained in manifestos and undertaking statements and indicates how those usually imprecise and mystify. He considers atmospherics, obligatory education, fundamentalist experts, integrity exams, character of agencies and uncertainty avoidance.
By Volker Schweizer
Although English is the language of technological know-how at the present time, many earth scientist and specialists in comparable fields have to learn and comprehend German texts or to speak in German. For these earth scientists, who've a uncomplicated wisdom of the German language yet will not be conversant in medical phrases, this dictionary could be a hugely favored relief.
By Barbara Ann Kipfer
At last—a progressive state of the art word list that places rankings of synonyms at your fingertipsRevised and accelerated third EditionROGET’S twenty first CENTURY word list IN DICTIONARY shape Combining scholarly authority with a brand new knowledge of today’s verbal exchange calls for, Roget’s twenty first Century word list is the straightforward, trustworthy strategy to locate definitely the right observe in your wishes. It positive factors an easy-to-use dictionary layout plus a progressive idea Index that arranges phrases by way of inspiration, therefore bettering the user’s means of organization and resulting in ratings of extra choices. The inclusion of a large spectrum of phrases and words with each one entry—from subtle offerings to totally new vocabulary within the language—brings clients an outstanding variety of possible choices to slot any version of fashion and tone. •Created by means of the hugely revered Princeton Language Institute•More be aware offerings than the other thesaurus—OVER 1 MILLION phrases! •Concise definitions for every major access •A progressive notion Index—arranged via suggestion, it mirrors the best way we really imagine! •No out of date terms—all synonyms and antonyms replicate glossy utilization