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Published
Princeton University Press, May 2019
ISBN
9780691188911
Format
Hardcover, 368 pages
Dimensions
23.5cm × 15.6cm

The Dictionary Wars The American Fight over the English Language

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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 La

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