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'''''Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries''''' is a book about lexiconography by [[Kory Stamper]].
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'''''Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries''''' is a book about lexicography by [[Kory Stamper]].
  
 
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==Review==
 
==Review==
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* Stamper uses a wide array of vocabulary throughout the book. Although, as a lexiconographer, it would be criminal if she did not.
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* Stamper uses a wide array of vocabulary throughout the book. Although, as a lexicographer, it would be criminal if she did not.
* Stamper makes a great case for descriptive rather than prescriptive English.
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* Stamper makes a great case for descriptive rather than prescriptive English as well as the importance of English dialects, and points out how the hatred of dialects is often a [[dog-whistle politics|dog whistle]].
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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{{Link|GoodReads|https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30781490-word-by-word}}
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[[Category: Books]]
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[[Category: Non-Fiction]]
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[[Category: Language]]
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[[Category: English]]
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[[Category: Etymology]]

Revision as of 15:24, 5 May 2020

Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is a book about lexicography by Kory Stamper.

Status

I don't own this book, but I am listening to the audio book.

Review

Good

  • Stamper uses a wide array of vocabulary throughout the book. Although, as a lexicographer, it would be criminal if she did not.
  • Stamper makes a great case for descriptive rather than prescriptive English as well as the importance of English dialects, and points out how the hatred of dialects is often a dog whistle.

Bad

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Links

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