The Dictionary Wars

The Dictionary Wars

The American Fight Over the English Language

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey :, Princeton University Press,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780691188911
0691188912
Characteristics: x, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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