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ERIC Number: EJ166162
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Publication Date: 1977
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Usage in Contemporary American Dictionaries
Creswell, Thomas J.
Babel: International Journal of Translation, 23, 1, 23-28, 77
An editorialized report of data accumulated in a study of current American practice in the treatment of problems of usage in general purpose dictionaries. Their descriptive objectivity is characterized as "that of the blind men examining the elephant." Such practices reveal little change from that of Samuel Johnson's 1755 English Dictionary. (AMH)
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