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Reference texts, like encyclopedias, directories, and dictionaries, can be starting points for research on a person or topic. Below are some titles for World Languages & Cultures that can be found in Beeghly Library or accessed through our website.
Annotation First published in 1971, the Collins Spanish Dictionary pioneered a new approach to bilingual dictionary publishing which continues to inspire millions of language users today. With wide-ranging coverage of contemporary Spanish and English, a wealth of examples and idioms, and a clear colour layout, this remains the ideal dictionary for advanced learners and professionals using Spanish
Annotation Collins French Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes and an easy-to-use grammar section make this the ideal book for intermediate learners.Collins French Dictionary & Grammar is designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 136,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level.This edition of Collins French Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.
This bilingual, pocket-sized glossary is designed for the travelling businessman. Over 5000 essential business terms in German and English are included, making the guide useful when translating letters, contracts or terms. This glossary is part of a series which covers the main European languages.
Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary has both Chinese to English and English to Chinese sections. It's compact size allows for easy transport without limiting the content. This Mandarin dictionary is perfect for Chinese language students, or business people and tourists traveling to China who wish to learn Chinese. It contains over 25,000 words and expressions (including all the required words for the official HSK Chinese Proficiency Examination), carefully selected to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in China.
It's never a good idea to be overly-relient on technology while traveling! Look up words quickly and easily with this great Japanese dictionary. Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Japan Pocket Japanese Dictionary is an essential tool for communicating in Japanese. It features all the essential Japanese vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. It's handy pocket format and user-friendly, two color layout will make any future trip to Japan much easier. All entries are written in a Romanized form as well as Japanese script (Kanji and Kana) so that in the case of difficulties the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.
Brill s New Pauly is the first lexicographic project that both differentiates between Greco-Roman antiquity itself and its subsequent images, and demonstrates the close connection between antiquity and its aftermath. Volumes 1 to 15 (Antiquity) are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity. Volumes I to V (Classical Tradition) are uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of the classical heritage. Index Antiquity relates to the 15 volumes of Brill s New Pauly that deal with Antiquity. Index The Classical Tradition, relates to the 5 volumes of Brill s New Pauly that deal with the Classical Tradition.
The Cambridge Guide to Classical Civilization provides an authoritative survey of the classical world, combining the traditional strengths of classical subjects with new approaches examining the social and cultural features of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Ranging in time from post-Bronze Age Greece to the later Roman Empire, it looks not only at ancient Greece and Rome, but discusses those cultures with which Greeks and Romans exchanged information and culture (e.g. Phoenicians, Celts and Jews) and those remote peoples with whom they were in contact (e.g. Persia, China and India). It paints a vivid new picture of ancient life, exploring material realities such as dress and technology. It emphasises the transmission of classical learning and explores our debts to Greece and Rome. Highly-illustrated, with hundreds of entries by leading scholars, this Guide is a superb reference work and definitive companion for anyone with an interest in the ancient world.
Over the past decade, the Oxford-Duden family of German-English dictionaries has established itself as a world leader, recommended for teachers, translators, and students. Backed up by the unique language databanks maintained and continuously expanded by Oxford University Press and the Dudenverlag (Germany's leading language reference publisher) for their celebrated monolingual dictionaries, every title in the range provides a more accurate, up-to-date, and complete picture of real language than has ever been possible before. Now comes The Oxford-Duden German Dictionary, the flagship of the line, in a major new edition. Here one will find unmatched coverage of German worldwide (including Swiss and Italian German), incorporating the spelling changes ratified in 1996.
Acclaimed by language professionals the world over, the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary has long been the market leader. Using the statistical evidence provided by vast electronic databanks of language currently being written and spoken, our expert editors have made it the most comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date dictionary of French and English available today. This fully updated fourth edition has even better coverage of the language than ever before, with improved treatment of acronyms and EU terminology, as well as thousands of new words in both English and French. A must for anyone studying the French language, this dictionary has been tailored to the needs of students in consultation with key academic advisors.