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Articles with keyword "English language"

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The American Language

A historical database of English in the U.S.

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Life Among the Lexicographers

The Dictionary of American Regional English records what is local about our language.

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From AOK to Oz

Slang prhases are being culled from music, movies, and sports for a comprehensive historical dictionary.

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Do You Speak American?

A new documentary investigates the different ways of speaking American English, from Maine and Ohio to Louisiana and California.

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Words. Words. Words.

A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.

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New Lives in New England

Refugees in New Hampshire

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The Everlasting Bible

New translations of the Bible have sought to make it accessible to everyone.

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Words of America

The final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English approaches

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Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

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Chaste Beowulf

From Making Sense: Constructing Meaning in Early English, a selection of papers on Anglo-Saxon and other medieval texts edited by Antonette diPaolo Healey and Kevin Kiernan and published