Author(s): Collins Dictionaries
This dictionary continues a successful collaboration between the two well-known publishing houses of Collins and the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. Working with an international team of linguists, both partners have mobilized their enormous documentary, lexicographical, and textual resources to present this in-depth analysis of the latest developments in the English and Chinese languages. It includes up-to-date coverage of everyday and technical vocabulary, including a wide range of specialist terminology, and provides users with thousands of usage examples based on Collins 4.5 billion word corpus, showing English as it is actually used in context. This dictionary also contains hundreds of extra language notes to help the user gain a more in-depth understanding of the way in which the English language is used by native speakers, and the usage differences between British and American English are clearly shown. Phonetics are shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Irregular inflected forms of English words are also shown in full. A range of supplements include information on various aspects of language and culture in the UK and US.