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Noah Webster and the American Dictionary

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Noah Webster was described by the publisher of a competing dictionary as “a vain ... plodding Yankee, who aspired to be a second Johnson”—a criticism that rings mostly true. He was certainly vain and, born in Connecticut, undeniably a Yankee. Moreover, though he referred to Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language as a “barren desart of philology,” the American lexicographer relied heavily on the book during the creation of his own American Dictionary, going so far as to filch whole sections. And few would seem more “plodding” than Webster, who was positively obsessed with collecting and preserving bits of information. He kept records of the weather, carefully logged the number of houses in every new town he passed through, filed away every scrap of his writing and everything written about him, and filled the margins of his books with references, dates and corrections. The proud Yankee’s sensibilities, however, also made him a fine lexicographer. Generally credited with distinguishing American spelling and usage from British, Webster shunned prescriptive mores and was doggedly loyal to his own language habits, as well as to those of the average American speaker. The book covers Webster’s major publications and the influences and methods that shaped them; recounts his life as schoolteacher, copyright law champion, and itinerant lecturer; and examines the Webster legacy. An appendix containing title page reproductions from Webster’s books, as well as some from his predecessors and competitors, is also included.


An American Dictionary of the English Language

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The Oxford American dictionary of current English

Author: Frank R. Abate
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A comprehensive lexicon of American English includes 175,000 concise definitions; notes on grammar, style and usage; hundreds of word histories; 225 illustrations, and three thousand biographical and geographical entries. Original.


New Oxford American Dictionary Third Edition

Author: Angus Stevenson
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The New Oxford American Dictionary is Oxford's flagship American dictionary, offering comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the English language, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, plus hundreds of explanatory notes. The Third Edition will feature a completely updated text, modern new text design, new in-text feature on Word Trends, and approximately 2,000 new words and meanings. Coverage will be expanded and revised using the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus and new tools for its analysis to reveal patterns of usage in modern English.


American Dictionary of the English Language

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Noah Webster and the First American Dictionary

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Recounts the life and work of Noah Webster, famous for publishing the first American dictionary, but also a noted public speaker and essayist.


Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus

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"The Pocket Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus" is the ideal all-in-one portable reference, with a dictionary and thesaurus combined in one handy, integrated volume.


The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice

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Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.


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

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A Dictionary of the English Language

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