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Cambridge dictionary of American English
Sidney I. Landau
Paperback / softback
Cambridge University Press
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The authoritative guide to American English as it's really used today.
Based on the Cambridge International Corpus, a database that includes more than 200 million words of spoken and written American English, the paperback edition contains more than 40,000 definitions of words and phrases. Entries are organized by meaning, and words with more than one meaning are clearly marked with a boxed guideword, so there's no guesswork involved in finding the right entry. Definitions are written using a carefully controlled 2,000-word defining vocabulary, so they are clear and easy to understand. The dictionary also includes coverage of important Canadian and British words and meanings.

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'CDAE is a fine achievement. Its careful organisation, clear definitions, cogent examples and crisp typography will attract the interest of English learners everywhere.' Professor David Crystal

'You have the impression that you are holding a fine piece of work in your hands. Its solidity and crisp presentation instils confidence in the reader and close inspection reveals some nice touches.'

'No effort has been spared to make sure the user gets full use from the great and varied amount of information contained here ... the explanations are crystal clear and there is almost always an example of real usage, culled from the 100 million words of American English in the Cambridge International Corpus.'

'I found this book dangerously compelling and almost 'unputdownable'. For anyone interested in American English, learners or not, this is the book to have at the moment, given its beautifully lucid definitions and its caring attitude to those of us who have some difficulty understanding what expressions like 'We all thought the movie sucked' really mean.'

'The Cambridge Dictionary of American English does not hold back in its honest representation of American English. Words that might be considered slang are not excluded. This honesty gives students the opportunity to make wise decisions about the words and phrases they choose.' American Language Review

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