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DII dizionario : inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese
Bareggi, Maria Cristina.
Publication Information:
[Torino] ; [Oxford] : Paravia in collaborazione con Oxford University Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
2651 pages ; 25 cm
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PC1640 .D28 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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In association with Oxford University Press, Paravia, one of the foremost publishers in Italy, have produced this landmark dictionary. The extensive vocabulary and usage notes throughout make this an essential dictionary for all serious students of Italian, as well as translators and languageprofessionals. This is the most complete and up-to-date Italian dictionary available today.

Author Notes

Maria Cristina Bareggi is an experienced lexicographer who lives in Italy.

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Designed as a comprehensive Italian-English resource for language learners and professionals, this dictionary contains more than 350,000 currently used expressions, colloquial to literary. Main entries, both words and phrases, appear in a single letter-by-letter alphabetic sequence, followed by International Phonetic Pronunciation, definition(s), and idiomatic examples. Sense indicators, field labels for specialist terms, grammatical categories, and verb patterns are clearly noted. Explanatory notes are shaded gray and outline boxes detail usage information for words difficult to define briefly--e.g., "do," "nothing," "che," "essere." Contents of the entries are explained clearly in the endpapers. A more detailed guide in Italian and English to the use of the dictionary follows the publisher's note and abbreviations page. The vocabulary from cultural, economic, and technical spheres receives special attention and is one of the great strengths of the book. At the end of the English-Italian section are lexical notes by such categories as forms of address, measures, games and sport, illnesses, and geographical features. At the end of the Italian-English section are nearly 30 pages of Italian verb forms. If a library holds only one Italian-English dictionary, this should be it. Highly recommended for all libraries. R. Hanson Muskingum College