Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Topic: BooksIt is good for librarians to know the inner workings and creation process of their reference tools.
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
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, …read more

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