AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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An American Dictionary Of The English Language Intended To Exhibit I The Origin Affinities And Primary Signification Of English Words As Far As They Have Been Ascertained Ii The Genuine Orthography And Pronunication Of Words According To General Usage Or To Just Principles Of Analogy Iii Accurate And Discriminating Definitions With Numerous Authorities And Illustrations To Which Are Prefixed An Introductory Dissertation On The Origin History And Connection Of The Languages Of Western Asia And Of Europe And A Concise Grammar Of The English Language

Author : Noah Webster
ISBN : OSU:32435021619556
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

The American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN : 0547041012
Genre : Reference
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This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.
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The American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Editors Of The American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 0618701737
Genre : Reference
File Size : 86.43 MB
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Contains entries for over 10,000 new words reflecting the explosion of computer and Internet technology as well as changes in popular culture and slang.
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The Dictionary Wars

Author : Peter Martin
ISBN : 9780691189994
Genre : History
File Size : 75.92 MB
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A compelling history of the national conflicts that resulted from efforts to produce the first definitive American dictionary of English In The Dictionary Wars, Peter Martin recounts the patriotic fervor in the early American republic to produce a definitive national dictionary that would rival Samuel Johnson’s 1755 Dictionary of the English Language. But what began as a cultural war of independence from Britain devolved into a battle among lexicographers, authors, scholars, and publishers, all vying for dictionary supremacy and shattering forever the dream of a unified American language. The overwhelming questions in the dictionary wars involved which and whose English was truly American and whether a dictionary of English should attempt to be American at all, independent from Britain. Martin tells the human story of the intense rivalry between America’s first lexicographers, Noah Webster and Joseph Emerson Worcester, who fought over who could best represent the soul and identity of American culture. Webster believed an American dictionary, like the American language, ought to be informed by the nation’s republican principles, but Worcester thought that such language reforms were reckless and went too far. Their conflict continued beyond Webster’s death, when the ambitious Merriam brothers acquired publishing rights to Webster’s American Dictionary and launched their own language wars. From the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the Civil War, the dictionary wars also engaged America’s colleges, libraries, newspapers, religious groups, and state legislatures at a pivotal historical moment that coincided with rising literacy and the print revolution. Delving into the personal stories and national debates that arose from the conflicts surrounding America’s first dictionaries, The Dictionary Wars examines the linguistic struggles that underpinned the founding and growth of a nation.
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American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN : 0395711460
Genre : English language
File Size : 70.15 MB
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The third edition of the dictionary, reflecting changes in the language in the last twelve years, is accompanied by a CD-ROM called "The American Heritage Talking Dictionary," that pronounces the words
Category: English language