2005 University Press Books
Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries
The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
620 pp., 6 7/8" x 9 3/4", $35.00 cloth
Cambridge University Press
This book provides an indispensable new A-Z reference to English usage for the twenty-first century. It covers more than 3000 points of word meaning, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style on which students, teachers, writers and editors regularly require guidance. It also addresses larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing and argument, and provides guidance on grammatical terminology. Based on large international corpora, it differentiates clearly between US, UK, Canadian and Australian usage and offers up-to-date, objective advice presented in readable, accessible terms.
LC 2004301888, ISBN 0-521-62181-X
AASL: O/HS, P
Lewis & Clark Lexicon of Discovery
192 pp., 6" x 9", 38 b&w illus., index, $19.95 paper, CIP included
Washington State University Press
Words such as higgler, basilicon, and wapato were penned by expedition members in their journals, but are not commonly spoken, written, or understood today. The result of five years of research on the history, people, and physical world of the expedition, the Lewis & Clark Lexicon of Discovery features over 1,100 entries and more than 2,000 explanatory quotations, as well as considerable background material on the English (and other languages) of the trek. A special emphasis on pronunciation will be exceptionally valuable to historical re-enactors.
LC 2004018400, ISBN 0-87422-278-8
AASL: not reviewed
Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds Second Edition
184 pp. + 2 DVDs, 8 1/2" x 11", index, $39.95 paper, CIP included
Georgetown University Press
Newly revised and packaged with two DVDs containing both audio and video exercises, Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, is the first part of the Al-Kitaab program. It teaches learners to recognize and produce both letters and sounds accurately through a variety of exercises designed to develop listening, reading, and writing skills. In addition, it introduces a range of Arabic from colloquial to standard in authentic contexts and video footage of an Arabic calligrapher.
LC 2004047129, ISBN 1-58901-102-3
AASL: S/JHS-HS, P
A Comprehensive Indonesian-English Dictionary
1,104 pp., 7" x 10", $65.00 cloth, CIP included
Ohio University Press
More than two decades of research and documentation have gone into an unabridged, completely up-to-date Indonesian-to-English dictionary, the most authoritative resource on the Indonesian language today. The 1,104 pages of words, roots, phrases, proverbs, idioms, slang, and more were gathered and edited by Alan M. Stevens and the late A. Ed. Schmidgall-Tellings, who died while the book was in progress. Employing the assistance of translators and interpreters in Indonesia, the United States, Australia, and Europe, the editors have created an essential reference book whose usefulness will be valued by people from many different fields.
LC 2004002570, ISBN 0-8214-1584-0
PLA: not reviewed