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9780062027467

The story of ain't : America, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published

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In 1961, Webster's Third ed. of its dictionary came along and ignited an unprecedented controversy in America's newspapers, universities, and living rooms. The new dictionary's editor, Philip Gove, had overhauled Merriam's long held authoritarian principles to create a reference work that had "no traffic with...artificial notions of correctness or authority. It must be descriptive not prescriptive." Correct use was determined by how the language was actually spoken, and not by "notions of correctness" set by the learned few. Gove's editorial approach had editors and scholars longing for Webster's Second. Reporters across the country sounded off on Gove and his dictionary.

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24514. ‡aThe story of ain't : ‡bAmerica, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published / ‡cDavid Skinner.
24630. ‡aAmerica, its language, and the most controversial dictionary ever published
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bHarper, ‡c[2012]
300 . ‡axiv, 349 pages ; ‡c24 cm.
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (p. [309]-331) and index.
520 . ‡a In 1961, Webster's Third ed. of its dictionary came along and ignited an unprecedented controversy in America's newspapers, universities, and living rooms. The new dictionary's editor, Philip Gove, had overhauled Merriam's long held authoritarian principles to create a reference work that had "no traffic with...artificial notions of correctness or authority. It must be descriptive not prescriptive." Correct use was determined by how the language was actually spoken, and not by "notions of correctness" set by the learned few. Gove's editorial approach had editors and scholars longing for Webster's Second. Reporters across the country sounded off on Gove and his dictionary.
60010. ‡aGove, Philip Babcock, ‡d1902-1972.
63000. ‡aWebster's third new international dictionary of the English language unabridged.
650 0. ‡aEncyclopedias and dictionaries ‡xHistory and criticism.
650 0. ‡aEnglish language ‡xLexicography ‡xHistory ‡y20th century.
650 7. ‡aHISTORY / United States / 20th Century. ‡2bisacsh
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