Assamese to get its language ‘Oxford Dictionary’
Source :News Bharati English   Date :15-Jun-2017

Dispur, June 15: With an aim to offer Assamese a vital tool for learning the English language Oxford University today announced the launch of the Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary. The Oxford Compact English-English Assamese Dictionary is an addition to Oxford’s existing bilingual dictionaries in Indian Languages.

Oxford University’s world-renowned dictionaries are available in print and digital formats. Educators, academicians, and representatives from several educational institutions were present during the launch of the dictionary in the city on Wednesday. During the launch, the audience was engaged in the Panel Discussion on the subject ‘Bilingual Learning Materials an Effective Medium to Develop English Proficiency Skills’.

Over 24,000 words, phrases, maxims, phrasal verbs and subsidiaries with their interpretations and more than 200 representations, 13,000 illustration sentences and 1,100 equivalent words and alternate extremes are a portion of the key elements of another Oxford English-English Assamese dictionary.

The base of this word reference is adjusted from the Oxford essential dictionary. The Assamese interpretation is kept basic and reflects the present utilization of the language. A pronunciation guide utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet is given to help users in articulation.

Oxford University Press (OUP) said, “This new learning solution has been specially compiled for not just students but also for adult learners of English, teachers, translators and also general readers”.

At the launch event, Paras Bansal, Business Head (Higher Education, Trade and Professional Learning) OUP India, said: “The development of the pedagogically advanced English-English Assamese Dictionary is a significant milestone for OUP’s professional learning program”. “This launch gives us extended reach into the vital Assamese market which has a large young population desirous of improving their proficiency in the English language, for both personal and professional development”.