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Word by Word The Secret Life of Dictionaries

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ISBN-10: 110197026X

ISBN-13: 9781101970263

Edition: 2018

Authors: Kory Stamper

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Do you have strong feelings about the word "irregardless"? Have you ever tried to define the word "is"? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens. Many of us take dictionaries for granted, and few may realize that 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 to define and how to do it, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why small words are the most difficult to define,…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/6/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.91" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English