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The Resource Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries, Kory Stamper

Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries, Kory Stamper

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Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries
Title
Word by word
Title remainder
the secret life of dictionaries
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Kory Stamper
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eng
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"Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens. Have you ever tried to define the word "is?" Do you have strong feelings about the word (and, yes, it is a word) "irregardless?" Did you know that OMG was first used in 1917, in a letter to Winston Churchill? These are the questions that keep lexicographers up at night. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing dictionaries is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why the small words are the most difficult to define, how it can take nine months to define a single word, and how our biases about language and pronunciation can have tremendous social influence. Throughout Stamper brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a surprisingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate. A sure delight for all lovers of words, Harmless Drudges will also improve readers' grasp and use of the English language"--
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Title
Word by word
Creator
Summary
While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
413
Index
index present
LC call number
P327
LC item number
.S695 2017
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1170
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Kory Stamper
Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries, Kory Stamper
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Word by word : the secret life of dictionaries, Kory Stamper
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn956775014
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
296 p. :
Isbn
9781101870945
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016024253
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(OCoLC)956775014

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