Description: Designed expressly for speakers and writers in the Americas, featuring the full range of American English and Latin-American Spanish. English and Spanish speakers are coming into increasing contact throughout the Americas, as businesspeople and tourists, students and neighbors, readers and Web surfers. It's the perfect resource for everyone who uses, studies, or simply enjoys learning more about these two important languages. Contains over 80,000 entries and 120,000 words and phrases. More than 2,500 contemporary words and phrases have been added from the fields of medicine, sports, ecology, and the culture of the Americas, with a special emphasis on computer technology and the language of the Internet. Thumb-indexed.