Homophones and Homographs

An American Dictionary
McFarland & Co Inc (Verlag)
  • 4. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 30. Januar 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 376 Seiten
978-1-4766-7823-8 (ISBN)
This expanded fourth edition defines and cross-references 9,040 homophones and 2,133 homographs (up from 7,870 and 1,554 in the 3rd ed.). As the most comprehensive compilation of American homophones (words that sound alike) and homographs (look-alikes), this latest edition serves well where even the most modern spell-checkers and word processors fail-although rain, reign, and rein may be spelled correctly, the context in which these words may appropriately be used is not obvious to a computer.
4th Revised edition
  • Englisch
  • Jefferson, NC
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  • USA
  • Überarbeitete Ausgabe
  • Höhe: 254 mm
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  • Breite: 178 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
978-1-4766-7823-8 (9781476678238)

The late James B. Hobbs was professor emeritus at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.
Overview of Homophones and Homograph
The "Conflict of Homophones" Controversy
Criteria for Including and Excluding Words
Notational Devices and Phonetic Symbols
Organization of the Dictionary
Some Final Thoughts
Appendix: Unusual Groupings
Five or More One-Syllable Words
Four or More Two-Syllable Words
Three or More Three-Syllable Words
All Four-, Five-, and Six-Syllable Words
Homographs (three or more words)
Homophones and Homographs (all words)
Annotated Bibliography
a serious work of exemplary scholarship that stands alone in the field...recommended"" - Booklist

""comprehensive, authoritative, and useful sourcebook"" - ARBA

""valuable resource...the annotated bibliography is more than seven excellent pages in length...useful"" - Library Journal

""a fascinating compendium of potential misunderstandings...a gold mine for students of English and for writers, journalists, and instructors...recommended"" - Choice

""the best roster of these phenoma"" - Wilson Library Bulletin

""a good choice for any library"" - Reference Quarterly

""a good sourcebook"" - C&RL News

""the interesting annotated bibliography is a useful, critical guide to a very wide range of relevant dictionaries and commentaries...essential"" - Reference Reviews.

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