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Title A Dictionary of the English Language
Author Samuel Johnson
Publisher ePenguin
Release 2006-11-30
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 650
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Published in 1755, this work marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. It contains a selection from the original, offering passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

Title A Dictionary of the English Language an Anthology
Author Samuel Johnson
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2006-11-30
Category Reference
Total Pages 704
ISBN 0141902868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

Johnson s Dictionary by Samuel Johnson

Title Johnson s Dictionary
Author Samuel Johnson
Publisher Allen Lane
Release 2005
Category English language
Total Pages 650
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontes and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.

Fixing Babel by Rebecca Shapiro

Title Fixing Babel
Author Rebecca Shapiro
Publisher Bucknell University Press
Release 2016-12-02
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 656
ISBN 1611488109
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We all think we know what a dictionary is for and how to use one, so most of us skip the first pages—the front matter—and go right to the words we wish to look up. Yet dictionary users have not always known how English “works” and my book reproduces and examines for the first time important texts in which seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dictionary authors explain choices and promote ideas to readers, their “end users.” Unlike French, Spanish, and Italian dictionaries compiled during this time and published by national academies, the goal of English dictionaries was usually not to “purify” the language, though some writers did attempt to regularize it. Instead, English lexicographers aimed to teach practical ways for their users to learn English, improve their language skills, even transcend their social class. The anthology strives to be comprehensive in its coverage of the first phase of this tradition from the early seventeenth century—from Robert Cawdrey’s (1604) A Table Alphabeticall, to Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1755), and finally, to Noah Webster’s An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828). The book puts English dictionaries in historical, national, linguistic, literary, cultural contexts, presenting lexicographical trends and the change in the English language over two centuries, and examines how writers attempted to control it by appealing to various pedagogical and legal authorities. Moreover, the development of dictionary and attempts to codify English language and grammar coincided with the arc of the British Empire; the promulgation of “proper” English has been a subject of debate and inquiry for centuries and, in part, dictionaries and the teaching of English historically have been used to present and support ideas about what is correct, regardless of how and where English is actually used. The authors who wrote these texts apply ideas about capitalism, nationalism, sex and social status to favor one language theory over another. I show how dictionaries are not neutral documents: they challenge or promote biases. The book presents and analyzes the history of lexicography, demonstrating how and why dictionaries evolved into the reference books we now often take for granted and we can see that there is no easy answer to the question of “who owns English.”

Title American Dictionaries of the English Language Before 1861
Author Eva Mae Burkett
Publisher Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Release 1979
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 292
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Illustrated National Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language on the Basis of Webster Worcester Walker Johnson With an Appendix Etc With Illustrations
Author Dictionaries. [English.]
Publisher
Release 1869
Category English language
Total Pages 400
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The College Anthology by Walter Blair

Title The College Anthology
Author Walter Blair
Publisher
Release 1949
Category Readers
Total Pages 778
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Studying English Pope
Author Rob Pope
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-04-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 448
ISBN 1135696276
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Studying English Literature and Language is unique in offering both an introduction and a companion for students taking English Literature and Language degrees. Combining the functions of study guide, critical dictionary and text anthology, this is a freshly recast version of the highly acclaimed The English Studies Book. This third edition features: fresh sections on the essential skills and study strategies needed to complete a degree in English—from close reading, research and referencing to full guidelines and tips on essay-writing, participating in seminars, presentations and revision an authoritative guide to the life skills, further study options and career pathways open to graduates of the subject updated introductions to the major theoretical positions and approaches taken by scholars in the field, from earlier twentieth century practical criticism to the latest global and ecological perspectives extensive entries on key terms such as ‘author, ‘genre’, ‘narrative’ and ‘translation’ widely current in debates across language, literature and culture coverage of both local and global varieties of the English language in a range of media and discourses, including news, advertising, text messaging, rap, pop and street art an expansive anthology representing genres and discourses from early elegy and novel to contemporary performance, flash fiction, including writers as diverse as Aphra Behn, Emily Dickinson, J.M. Coetzee, Angela Carter, Russell Hoban, Adrienne Rich and Arundhati Roy a comprehensive, regularly updated companion website supplying further information and activities, sample analyses and a wealth of stimulating and reliable links to further online resources. Studying English Literature and Language is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference for anyone interested in the study of English language, literature and culture.

Learners Dictionaries by Makhan Lal Tickoo

Title Learners Dictionaries
Author Makhan Lal Tickoo
Publisher Seameo Regional Language Centre
Release 1989
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 224
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of articles on dictionaries for advanced second language learners includes essays on the past, present, and future of learners' dictionaries; alternative dictionaries; dictionary construction; and dictionaries and their users. Titles include: "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; or Vaticinations on the Learners' Dictionary" (Ladislav Zgusta); "Recent Developments in EFL Dictionaires" (Gabriele Stein); "Learners' Dictionaries--Recent Advances and Developments" (A.P. Cowie); "The Background and Nature of ELT Learners' Dictionaries" (Tom McArthur); "Dictionaries and Language Learning" (Paul Nation); "Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionaries: Fundamental Differences" (Tadeusz Piotrowski); "The Collocational Dictionary and the Advanced Learner" (Morton Benson); "Grammar in Dictionaries" (Thomas Herbst); "The Treatment of Pronunciation in Some Monolingual General Dictionaries Used by Learners of English" (W.R. Lee); "How Many Words Is a Picture Worth? A Review of Illustrations in Dictionaries" (Hilary Nesi); "Uncommonly Common Words" (John M. Sinclair); "A Vocabulary for Writing Dictionaries" (Gwyneth Fox); "Vocabulary, Culture, and the Dictionary" (Hilary Bool, Ronald Carter); "Which Dictionaries and Why? Exploring Some Options" (Makhan L. Tickoo); "How to Use a Dictionary?" (Soekemi); and What We (Don't) Know about the English Language Learner as a Dictionary User: A Critical Select Bibliography" (R.R.K. Hartmann). (MSE).

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