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The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language

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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 Language. But what began as a cultural war of independence from Britain devolved into a battle among lexicographers, authors, scholars, and publishers, all vying for dictionary supremacy and shattering forever the dream of a unified American language.

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The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language
2020, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691210179

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The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language
2019, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691188911

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