Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 August 2012

1128 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199829927

Bookseller Code (12)

Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

Third Edition

Contributing Editors: David Auburn, Rae Armantrout, David Crystal, Michael Dirda, Bryan A. Garner, Joshua Ferris, Alexandra Horowitz, David Lehman, Stephin Merritt, Suleiman Osman, Francine Prose, Craig Raine, Ammon Shea, Zadie Smith, Jean Strouse, David Thomson, David Foster Wallace, and Simon Winchester
Compiled by Christine Lindberg, Foreword by Rick Moody, and Introduction by Ben Zimmer

  • Find the right word quickly, with the most useful synonyms given first and the headwords arranged alphabetically.
  • Learn to avoid common writing pitfalls with notes on English usage throughout the text and a comprehensive language guide.
  • Seek inspiration in more than 200 word reflections by prominent contemporary writers.
  • Express yourself more accurately with "Choose the Right Word" boxes delineating the differences in meaning between similar words.
  • See how words are actually used with real-life examples from the Oxford Corpus.

New to this Edition:

  • Hundreds of new words, phrases, and senses
  • Over 200 new literary and humorous quotations highlighting essential vocabulary
  • Original word reflections by new contributing writers including Rae Armantrout, David Crystal, Joshua Ferris, Sam Lipsyte, Suleiman Osman, and Anna Deavere Smith
  • Redesigned graphical word toolkits show the most common combinations of words

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