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In this Issue
Welcome to the August issue of the MED Magazine, the monthly
webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource
In the feature article this month Michael Hoey, Chief Adviser of the Macmillan English Dictionary and Baines Professor of English Language, considers the innovations which resulted from the revolution in lexicography at the end of the 20th century, and evaluates how language is described in pre-corpus and corpus-based learners' dictionaries.
The top tips in this issue give you advice on how you can teach collocations, idiomatic phrases and grammar patterns with the help of the MED and Essential CD-ROMs.
We continue the series on Language
Interference with an article about English and Spanish cognates, false
friends and unreliable friends.
Word formation is the topic of the new
word column. This article describes how new words are formed as a
result of the productive processes of compounding and blending.
I hope you will enjoy reading the articles in this issue.
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