ERIC Number: ED032312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
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Dictionaries and "That" Dictionary: A Casebook on the Aims of Lexicographers and the Targets of Reviewers.
Sledd, James; Ebbitt, Wilma R.
Part 1 of this casebook on dictionary study contains articles written over the last 200 years by seven eminent lexicographers, including Samuel Johnson and Noah Webster, on the history, nature, and purposes of the English dictionary. Part 2 contains 62 chronologically arranged readings published between September, 1961, and May, 1962, on "Webster's Third New International Dictionary" and the debate surrounding it. Among the authors represented are Philip B. Gove, Dwight Macdonald, Mario Pei, Wilson Follett, Ivor Brown, and Bergen Evans. Questions for writing and discussion about lexicography and the responsibilities of reviewers are interspersed among the articles, with topics for long papers listed after the second part. In a postscript, Macdonald defends his earlier review of the dictionary, and this defense is criticized by Patrick E. Kilburn and James Sledd. (JM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Dictionaries, English Instruction, Language, Language Research, Language Usage, Lexicography, Lexicology, Linguistics, North American English, Social Dialects, Speech Communication, Standard Spoken Usage
Scott, Foresman and Company, 1900 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, Ill. 60025 ($3.60, paperback)
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Identifiers: Websters Third New International Dictionary