Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

A dictionary of real and invented words used by the world's best storyteller. 'Roald Dahl Dictionary' reveals what they mean, where they came from and how he used them in his stories.

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192736485

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 287

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A dictionary of real and invented words used by the world's best storyteller. 'Roald Dahl Dictionary' reveals what they mean, where they came from and how he used them in his stories. It will inspire you to choose and use each word brilliantly in your own writing - whether it's a real word, a Roald Dahl word or your own made-up one.

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

This is a real dictionary, full of words written by the world's best storyteller.

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Author: Oxford Dictionaries

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192746332

Category: English language

Page: 288

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This is a real dictionary, full of words written by the world's best storyteller. Look up words that Roald Dahl used in his stories - both everyday words and his own inventions. Find out what they mean, where they came from and see how he used them. The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary will inspire you o choose and use each and every word brilliantly in your own writing - whether it's a real word, a Roald Dahl word or your own made-up one!

Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

This is a phizz-whizzing thesaurus of words invented by No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl and hundreds of real synonyms gathered together in themes.

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ISBN: 0192766694

Category:

Page: 160

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Roald Dahl s Marvellous Medicine

Memories with Food at Gipsy House (with Felicity Dahl; later renamed The Roald ... 2014) Susan Rennie (Ed.), Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford ...

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Author: Tom Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781388679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing - for example the explosive potions in George's Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life - for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl's fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl's medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl''s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man's thinking as his life came to an end.

The Real Roald Dahl

In 2016, to mark the centenary of Roald's birth, Dr Susan Rennie compiled The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary which included many of his invented words from ...

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Author: Nadia Cohen

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526722102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Although his hilariously entertaining stories have touched the hearts of generations of children, there was much more to beloved author Roald Dahl than met the eye.His fascinating life began in Norway in 1916, and he became a highly rebellious teenager who delighted in defying authority before joining the RAF as a fighter pilot. But after his plane crashed in the African desert he was left with agonising injuries and unable to fly.He was dispatched to New York where, as a dashing young air attache, he enraptured societies greatest beauties and became friends with President Roosevelt. Roald soon found himself entangled with a highly complex network of British undercover operations. Eventually he grew tired of the secrecy of spying and retreated to the English countryside.He married twice and had five children, but his life was also affected by serious illness, tragedy and loss.He wrote a number of stories for adults, many of which were televised as the hugely popular _Tales of the Unexpected_, but it was as a children’s author that he found greatest fame and satisfaction, saying “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers…Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful.”From 1945 until his death in 1990, he lived in Buckinghamshire, where he wrote his most celebrated children’s books including _Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory_ and _Fantastic Mr Fox. _

The Hidden History of Coined Words

Dahlisms : Susan Rennie , ed . , Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary , Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016. “ Oxford English Dictionary Updates with 6 Dahl ...

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Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. He also finds some fascinating patterns, such as that successful neologisms are as likely to be created by chance as by design. A remarkable number of new words were coined whimsically, originally intended to troll or taunt. Knickers, for example, resulted from a hoax; big bang from an insult. Casual wisecracking produced software, crowdsource, and blog. More than a few resulted from happy accidents, such as typos, mistranslations, and mishearing (bigly and buttonhole), or from being taken entirely out of context (robotics). Neologizers (a Thomas Jefferson coinage) include not just scholars and writers but cartoonists, columnists, children's book authors. Wimp originated with a book series, as did goop, and nerd from a book by Dr. Seuss. Coinages are often contested, controversy swirling around such terms as gonzo, mojo, and booty call. Keyes considers all contenders, while also leading us through the fray between new word partisans, and those who resist them strenuously. He concludes with advice about how to make your own successful coinage. The Hidden History of Coined Words will appeal not just to word mavens but history buffs, trivia contesters, and anyone who loves the immersive power of language.

The Whole World in a Book

She is Director of the Dictionary Lab at the University of Oxford, and is author of Words of the ... and most recently, the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary.

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Author: Sarah Ogilvie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190913199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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Nineteenth-century readers had an appetite for books so big they seemed to contain the whole world: immense novels, series of novels, encyclopaedias. Especially in Eurasia and North America, especially among the middle and upper classes, people had the space, time, and energy for very long books. More than other multi-volume nineteenth-century collections, the dictionaries, or their descendants of the same name, remain with us in the twenty-first century. Online or on paper, people still consult Oxford for British English, Webster for American, Grimm for German, Littr� for French, Dahl for Russian. Even in spaces whose literary languages already had long philological and lexicographic traditions-Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Latin-the burgeoning imperialisms and nationalisms of the nineteenth century generated new dictionaries. The Whole World in a Book explores a period in which globalization, industrialization, and social mobility were changing language in unimaginable ways. Newly automated technologies and systems of communication expanded the international reach of dictionaries, while rising literacy rates, book consumption, and advertising led to their unprecedented popularization. Dictionaries in the nineteenth century became more than dictionaries: they were battlefields between prestige languages and lower-status dialects; national icons celebrating the language and literature of the nation-state; and sites of innovative authorship where middle and lower classes, volunteers, women, colonial subjects, the deaf, and missionaries joined the ranks of educated white men in defining how people communicated and understood the world around them. In this volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars investigate these lexicographers asking how the world within which they lived supported their projects? What did language itself mean for them? What goals did they try to accomplish in their dictionaries?

Stimulating Non Fiction Writing

Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary (2013) Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary (2018) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Author: Emma Hughes-Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351581417

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring Children Aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom. Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing. By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in Lower and Upper Key stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include: Instructions Persuasive texts Non-chronological reports Correspondence texts Discussion texts This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.

Children and Languages Today

English Oxford Living Dictionaries. ... Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary. ... Oxford Dictionaries. http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/children- ...

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Author: Željka Flegar

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622737024

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Motivated by the need to bring together researchers involved in the acquisition, learning and teaching of the Croatian language and foreign languages to learners at lower elementary level, the recurring scientific conferences Children and Languages Today were established in 2001. At the time the Croatian academic community was short of a conference that was dedicated entirely to critical thinking and the exchange of research findings, outcomes and experience in these particular study areas. As it turns out, Children and Languages Today has served as an incentive for other conferences and meetings in Croatia that continue to promote research in the fields of first and second language acquisition of young learners. Children and Languages Today: First and Second Language Literacy Development is the outcome of the conference held in 2017 at the Faculty of Education, University of Osijek. It is a collection of papers by experts on a wide range of topics that include developing literacy in teaching first and second languages and encompassing different fields of science and expertise, such as children's literature, bilingualism, metaphor usage, translation, vocabulary, narrative and orthography. This book hopes to shed light on and open up an array of questions in the area of literacy development.

De constructing Dahl

... the publication of a selection of Dahl's letters edited by Sturrock and the launch of Oxford University Press' The Oxford Roald Dahl dictionary, ...

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Author: Laura Vinas Valle

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443887557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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This is the first single-authored monograph on Roald Dahl since 1994. Remarkably, in spite of Dahl’s commercial success, and the divided opinions he generates, very little scholarly work on the author has been produced. In the light of sociocultural constructivist theory, De-constructing Dahl focuses on the critical context, texts and paratexts that make up the packaging of “Dahl.” It offers the first thorough overview of the criticism and the language employed to discuss Dahl since the 1970s, the difficulties that using such language entails, and how it still permeates current criticism. It delves into the relationship between Dahl’s children’s and adult fiction by drawing comparisons and contrasts and exploring the common traits and patterns that bring his whole work together. It also examines how Dahl constructed himself as a children’s writer; how his publishing house and allies contribute to mediating and sustaining the Dahl public persona; the ways that marketing strategies are responsible for the identity of his books; and how editorial decisions about the age range, and, therefore, how the classification of a manuscript as a book for children or for adults constructs particular ideas of what “children’s literature” is, and what is considered “appropriate” or “unsuitable” for children to read.

Silliness

Few authors can boastadictionary devoted to their oeuvre. The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary lists hundreds of made-up words, along with many standard English ...

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Author: Peter Timms

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781743056455

Category: Humor

Page: 246

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Silliness is to be savoured. It exposes the cracks in our reasoning, raising a gleeful two-finger salute to convention and common sense. In a world awash with stupidity and cruel politics, silliness is childish, anarchic, mischievous, rude and sometimes shocking. But it's not new. This delightful yet informative book reveals the surprisingly rich history of silliness, going all the way back to the madcap plays of Aristophanes in the fourth century BC. Medieval fools and jesters, strange 'epidemics of silliness' in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, and the charming nonsense of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, lead us to the often dark and nihilistic silliness of modern times, including Buster Keaton, Monty Python and 'Cats that Look Like Hitler.

Oxford Primary Thesaurus

Examples from authors such as Roald Dahl that children love to read inspires children to use language creatively. This is the ideal thesaurus for primary age children to use independently.

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Author: Susan Rennie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192767178

Category: English language

Page: 512

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This new edition of the Oxford Primary Thesaurus is bursting with thousands of synonyms to enrich children's writing. Entries are simple and clear, and include example sentences from children's favourite authors which model how to use different words in context. Alphabet tabs on every pagemake navigation very easy. Extra writing support is given for overused words such as nice and good, topic vocabulary at words such as animal or castle, and writing tips at words such as food, weather and clothes suggest ways to create colourful descriptions. Finding new and alternative words iseasy, quick and fun. The Oxford Primary Thesaurus is an invaluable reference tool for pupils to use to edit and improve their writing. An ideal companion to the new updated edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary. Go online at a href="https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/childrens/childrens-dictionary-resources"www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com/a for the accompanying free downloadable activities.

Roald Dahl s Rotsome Words 2020

The perfect introduction to the naughtiest words and phrases created by Roald Dahl with redunculous language notes. Find insulting similes and learn a load of poppyrot. Use words in a brilliantly disgusterous way.

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Author: Susan Rennie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192777467

Category: English language

Page: 62

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The perfect introduction to the naughtiest words and phrases created by Roald Dahl with redunculous language notes. Find insulting similes and learn a load of poppyrot. Use words in a brilliantly disgusterous way.

Roald Dahl s Rotsome and Repulsant Words

The perfect introduction to the naughtiest words and phrases created by Roald Dahl with redunculous language notes. Find insulting similes and learn a load of poppyrot. Use words in a brilliantly disgusterous way.

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Author: Susan Rennie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192771973

Category: Vocabulary

Page: 62

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The perfect introduction to the naughtiest words and phrases created by Roald Dahl with redunculous language notes. Find insulting similes and learn a load of poppyrot. Use words in a brilliantly disgusterous way.

Roald Dahl s Words of Magical Mischief

This little book is full of bewitching tips, definitions and examples from the World's No.1 storyteller.

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Author: Susan Rennie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192777475

Category:

Page: 64

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This little hardback is full of Roald Dahl's most magical language as well as a raft of snippets of serious language facts for cheeky chiddlers. This little book is full of bewitching tips, definitions and examples from the World's No.1 storyteller.

Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary

This new 2007 edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary features over 10,000 entries in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design, with many new photographs and illustrations.

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Author: Sheila Dignen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199115222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

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This new 2007 edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary features over 10,000 entries in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design, with many new photographs and illustrations. Each page is colourful, clear and accessible: simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, and word classes. There are also panels that focus on overused words, words belonging to the same family and key language features such as connectives or apostrophes. Another unique feature is the example sentences by well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl. These show the words actually in use to reinforce meaning but they also hook children in to using language effectively. Unique to Oxford, they take children beyond looking up a word for spelling or meaning - and into thinking about reading and writing independently. The full alphabet appears on every page with a coloured tab on the letter of the page - plus the dictionary quartiles are picked out in a vibrant colour. Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for the child practising their alphabet skills. Guidewords also appear on every page. Extra material at the back is accurately levelled for the curriculum at this age. It includes information for spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as word origins, prefixes and suffixes.

Oxford Primary Dictionary

This new edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary provides even more vocabulary; words such as chortle, cacophony, amulet and toolbar have been added, along with others from a wide range of areas such as animals (e.g. narwhal, sabre ...

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Author: Susan Rennie

Publisher:

ISBN: 019276859X

Category:

Page: 512

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The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations

... (title character of a Roald Dahl children's book) BFI British Film Institute BFIA British Flower Industry Association BFM Physics b0son—fermion coupling ...

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ISBN: 9780192800732

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Roald Dahl Collected Stories

Roald Dahl is well known as a master of the macabre and the unexpected in the tradition of Saki, and this volume does not disappoint.

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Everyman Guides

ISBN: 1841593001

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 850

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Many of these stores are now so famous from film and television adaptations that they need no introduction. Roald Dahl is well known as a master of the macabre and the unexpected in the tradition of Saki, and this volume does not disappoint. He began his literary career by writing about his own experiences in the RAF during World War II but soon developed this talent in a series of short-story collections. He is perhaps even more celebrated as an author of children's books, but the best of his short stories represent a claim for him to be numbered among the most remarkable story writers of the 20th century. The present volume includes for the first time all the stories in chronological order as established by Dahl's biographer, Jeremy Treglown, in consultation with the Dahl estate.

Oxford Primary Dictionary

This fresh new look for the 2007 edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary features over 30,000 words and phrases in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design.

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Author: Robert Allen

Publisher: Oxford

ISBN: 0199115338

Category: English language

Page: 599

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This fresh new look for the 2007 edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary features over 30,000 words and phrases in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design. Each entry contains simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, word classes, inflections, and supporting example sentences. Tinted panels throughout focus on overused words, words belonging to the same family, word origins, and key language topics (such as prefixes and suffixes or word origins). Another unique feature is the example sentences by well-known children's authors, such as J.K Rowling, Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. These show the words actually in use to reinforce meaning but they also hook children in to using language effectively. Unique to Oxford, they take children beyond looking up a word for spelling or meaning - and on to thinking about reading and writing independently. The full alphabet appears on every page with a dark blue tab on the letter of the page, and guidewords also appear on every page - great for the child practising their alphabet skills.