The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing, leading from the early days of printing to worldwide publishing in academic research, education, and English language learning. How Oxford gained its Press Volume I begins with the successive attempts to establish printing at Oxford from 1478 onwards. Expert contributors chart the activities of individual printers, the eventualestablishment of a university printing house, its relationship with the University, and developments in printing under Archbishop Laud, John Fell, and William Blackstone. They explore the Press's scholarly publications and place in the book trade, and its growing influence on the city of Oxford.
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What does language comprehension involve? How can teachers best go about selecting and designing effective listening materials for themselves? In Listening, the authors provide a much-needed perspective on the subject and include material from their own recent work in comprehension task design.
How are words and idioms organized in a language? How are they learnt and stored? Vocabulary explains the ways in which the various theories relating to these questions have been applied in both teaching and reference materials. A wide range of examples illustrate the text, and will help readers to evaluate and adapt the vocabulary materials they use in their own classrooms.