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By Anne C. McDermott

The eighteenth century is well known for the book of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, which reference resources nonetheless name the 1st English dictionary. This assortment demonstrates the inaccuracy of that declare, yet its tenacity within the public brain testifies to how decisively Johnson shaped our experience of what a dictionary is. The essays and articles during this quantity learn the already flourishing culture of English lexicography from which Johnson drew, as represented through Kersey, Bailey, and Martin, in addition to the flourishing modern alternate in encyclopedic, technical, pronunciation, and bilingual lexicons.

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