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The Resource The dictionary wars : the American fight over the English language, Peter Martin

The dictionary wars : the American fight over the English language, Peter Martin

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The dictionary wars : the American fight over the English language
Title
The dictionary wars
Title remainder
the American fight over the English language
Statement of responsibility
Peter Martin
Title variation
American fight over the English language
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A history of the national conflicts stemming from the creation of the first definitive American English dictionary shares insights into how ensuing power struggles among lexicographers, scholars, and publishers underpinned the nation's founding and growth
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10781908
Cataloging source
SDL
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1940-
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Martin, Peter
Dewey number
423.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Webster, Noah
  • Worcester, Joseph E.
  • G. & C. Merriam Company
Target audience
adult
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the American fight over the English language
Label
The dictionary wars : the American fight over the English language, Peter Martin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101621696
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780691188911
Lccn
2019931238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101621696
Label
The dictionary wars : the American fight over the English language, Peter Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101621696
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780691188911
Lccn
2019931238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101621696

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