ERIC Number: ED085991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary: A New Concise Spanish-English and English-Spanish Dictionary of Words and Phrases Basic to the Written and Spoken Languages of Today.
Castillo, Carlos, Comp.; Bond, Otto F., Comp.
This dictionary, containing 32,000 entries, has been compiled for the general use of the American student of Spanish and the Spanish-speaking student of English, with special reference in either case to New World usage as found in the United States and in Spanish America. Entries were selected according to the relative frequency of their occurrence, in keeping with dialectal variations of the New World (both Anglo and Hispanic), and in accordance with the growth in the technological lexicon during the past two decades. A list of abbreviations; an explanation of speech sounds; a summary of the use and value of suffixes; a list of numerals; a brief treatment of nouns, adjectives, and adverbs; and a table of irregular verb forms are included. Additional features of the Spanish-English part are a list of monetary units and values, a list of adjectives of nationality, and an extensive discussion of the Spanish of America and its regional dialects, with maps that indicate the occurrence of distinctive phonological and syntactic features. (RL)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adverbs, Dialects, Dictionaries, English, North American English, Nouns, Phonology, Reference Materials, Spanish, Spanish Americans, Syntax, Verbs, Vocabulary, Word Frequency
University of Chicago Press, 5801 Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 ($1.50)
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Note: Revised edition, by D. Lincoln Canfield