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Makkai, Adam

Overview
Works: 76 works in 323 publications in 8 languages and 7,481 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PE2839, 423.1
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Most widely held works by Adam Makkai
A Dictionary of American idioms : based on the earlier edition by Adam Makkai( Book )

75 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines slang, regional, informal, cliche, and proverbial expressions that are used widely in America
Handbook of commonly used American idioms by Adam Makkai( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small enough to fit in purse or pocket, this dictionary presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions with their meanings. "In one's element" ... "nail down" ... "off base" and most other American idioms are composed of simple words that somehow take on brand-new meanings when they are combined. Here's a handy reference guide to them all for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody with an interest in language usage. Expressions are listed alphabetically, identified according to their part of speech, and categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Each expression is defined and supplemented with an illustrative sentence
Idiom structure in English by Adam Makkai( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dictionary of idioms for the deaf by Maxine Tull Boatner( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for use in secondary classes for the deaf, this dictionary lists over 4,000 idiomatic expressions. For each idiom, the entry may include variant forms, part of speech label, style label, definition, usage note, illustrative sentences, cross references, a synonym or contrast, and etymology. An appendix lists essential idioms. This document was published in 1966 by the american school for the deaf, west hartford, connecticut 06107, at $2.70. (my)
Linguistics and philosophy : essays in honor of Rulon S. Wells( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theory of context in linguistics and literature : proceedings of a conference of the Kelemen Mikes Hungarian Cultural Society, Maastricht, September 21-25, 1971 by Kelemen Mikes Hungarian Cultural Society( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In quest of the 'miracle stag' : the poetry of Hungary : an anthology of Hungarian poetry in English translation from the 13th century to the present in commemoration of the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of Hungary and the 40th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 by Adam Makkai( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive anthology that brings 800 years of great Hungarian poetry, from its shaman roots to the present, to English-speaking readers. This collection offers a rare and penetrating look into the heart and soul of a nation. --University of Illinois Press. This anthology belongs in all public and academic libraries as well as in the homes of lovers of world literature. --Roger Williams Wescott
Linguistics at the crossroads( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and Italian and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first LACUS Forum, 1974 by Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dictionary of space English by Adam Makkai( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szomj es ecet : versek by Adam Makkai( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of American idioms( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism: Representations of National Culture by Ahmet Ersoy( )

in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second part of the third volume of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many countries of Central and Southeast Europe. The aim is to confront 'mainstream' and seemingly successful national discourses with each other, thus creating a space for analyzing those narratives of identity which became institutionalized as "national canons." After the volumes focousing on the late enlightenment and the emergence of national romanticism, two books elaborate on the phenomenon of modernism in eastern Europe. Modernism is conceived as a counterpart to modernity, the first belonging to the periphery, tha latter to the developed West. Fifty-one texts illustrate the evolution of modernism in Eastern Europe. Essays, articles, poems, or excerpts from longer works offer new opportunities of possible comparisons of the respective national cultures. The volume focuses on the literary and scientific attempts at squaring the circle of individual and collective identities. Often outspokenly critical of the romantic episteme, these texts reflect a more sophisticated and critical stance than in the preceding periods. At the same time, rather than representing a complete rupture, they often continue and confirm the romantic identity narratives, albeit with "other means". The volume also presents the ways national minorities sought to legitimize their existence with reference to their cultural and institutional peculiarity
Halandzsa kivezetések könyve ... by Adam Makkai( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Hungarian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Semiotics of culture and language( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semiotics - the study of the general principles of signs and sign systems - is crucial to an understanding of human nature, both social and psychological. The sign systems that we use for interaction with other living beings determine our potential for thought and social action, and language is central among them. It is the implicit claim of this two-volume work that linguistics has something very specific to give to semiotics, and many would further claim that relational network models of language in particular, i.e. systematic and stratificational linguistics, have a fundamental contribution to make."--Bloomsbury Publishing
National Romanticism: The Formation of National Movements( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of the four-volume series, a daring project of CEU Press, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in the many countries of Central and Southeast Europe. 67 texts, including hymns, manifestos, articles or extracts from lengthy studies exemplify the relation between Romanticism and the national movements in the cultural space ranging from Poland to the Ottoman Empire. Each text is accompanied by a presentation of the author, and by an analysis of the context in which the respective work was born. The end of the 18th century and first decades of the 19th were in many respects a watershed period in European history. The ideas of the Enlightenment and the dramatic convulsions of the French Revolution had shattered the old bonds and cast doubt upon the established moral and social norms of the old corporate society. In culture a new trend, Romanticism, was successfully asserting itself against Classicism and provided a new key for a growing number of activists to 're-imagine' their national community, reaching beyond the traditional frameworks of identification (such as the 'political nation', regional patriotism, or Christian universalism). The collection focuses on the interplay of Romantic cultural discourses and the shaping of national ideology throughout the 19th century, tracing the patterns of cultural transfer with Western Europe as well as the mimetic competition of national ideologies within the region
Jupiter szeme : összegyűjtött és válogatott versek 1952-1990 by Adam Makkai( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Hungarian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A csodaszarvas nyomában : a legszebb ezer vers költészetünk nyolc évszázadából( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in Hungarian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistics and Philosophy : Festschrift for Rulon S: Wells( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains papers by a large number of influencial linguists, written as a tribute to the work of Rulon S. Wells. The volume is subdivided into sections on the Philosophy of Language, Phonology, Syntax, Historical and Typological Linguistics, and Diachronic and Synchronic Derivation
 
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A Dictionary of American idioms : based on the earlier edition
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Ádám Makkai Amerikaans dichter

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Handbook of commonly used American idiomsIn quest of the 'miracle stag' : the poetry of Hungary : an anthology of Hungarian poetry in English translation from the 13th century to the present in commemoration of the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of Hungary and the 40th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956