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Dictionary

  1. 1. Dictionary
  2. 2. Prescriptive Tend to be more concerned about correct or standard English. They prescribe the proper usage and spelling of words. Ex. Samuel Johnsons Dictionary of the English Language (1755) had social commentary and jokes; American Noah Websters An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828)
  3. 3. DescriptiveDescribe the language.They include words that are commonly usedeven if they are nonstandard.They will often include nonstandard spellings.Ex. Merriam-Webster, Times-Mirror, WorldBook, and Funk and Wagnalls.
  4. 4. Parts of the Dictionary
  5. 5. Trivia
  6. 6. Noah Webster• In 1806, American, published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language.

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