Canadian Oxford Dictionary of Current English

Paperback | April 29, 2005

EditorKatherine Barber, Robert Pontisso, Tom Howell

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Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary of Current English offers a reliable description of Canadian spelling , pronunciation and meaning in a handy, mass-market format. With 125,000 words, phrases and definitions, it features over 900 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford''s unparalleled language resources. Throughout, it offers authoritative guidance on Canadian spelling, and pronunciations are given for difficult words using an easy sound-it-out system (ie for QWERTY Say KWUR tee). Designed to fulfill users'' everyday reference needs, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary of Current English offers Canadians the core vocabulary for everyday use.

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Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary of Current English offers a reliable description of Canadian spelling , pronunciation and meaning in a handy, mass-market format. With 125,000 words, phrases and definitions, it features over 900 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions are presented so that the meaning most famil...

Katherine Barber, who heads Oxford University Press's Canadian Dictionary Department, was Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. In 1999, she won the Canadian Booksellers Association's Editor of the Year Award. Robert Pontisso, Senior Lexicographer, has worked on both editions of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, co-edited Canadian Oxford Spelling, and edited the Paperback Oxford Canadian Thesaurus. Tom H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1104 pages, 7 × 4.31 × 1.75 inPublished:April 29, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019542283X

ISBN - 13:9780195422832

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great, but I Like the Hardcover Better I bought this paperback because I volunteer at nursing homes and retirement homes and in my Reading Groups I sometimes get questions about words as I'm reading books to them. I have a very good vocabulary but occasionally there would be a word that it would be good to look up. I have the hardcover version of the Oxford Canadian dictionary at home, so I bought this paperback to carry with me for my Reading Groups. It has a lot of words but not anywhere near the number of words in the hardcover book and wouldn't you know it, those were the words I needed. So this paperback has not been as useful to me as I had hoped, but it is still good.
Date published: 2011-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow just the right size needed a dictionary and saw this one ordered it and its light and small and the print is just the right size i love my new dictionary now i need a word to look up ty ty
Date published: 2006-07-15