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In it, he popularized features which would become a hallmark of American English spelling center rather than centre, honor rather than honour, program rather than programme, etc.
Webster was a proponent of English spelling reform for reasons both philological and nationalistic. He was very influential in popularizing certain spellings in America, but he did not originate them.
First edition [ edit ] Title page of the first edition of the American Dictionary of the English Language featuring an engraving of Webster Extract from the Orthography section of the first edition, which popularized the American standard spellings of -er 6 ; -or 7 ; dropped -e 8 ; -or 10 ; -se 11 ; doubling consonants with suffix 15 Inat the age of 70, Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in two quarto volumes containing 70, entries,  as against the 58, of any previous dictionary.
At first the set sold poorly.
Its title page does not claim the status of second edition, merely noting that this new edition was the "first edition in octavo" in contrast to the quarto format of the first edition of Again in two volumes, the title page proclaimed that the Dictionary contained "the whole vocabulary of the quarto, with corrections, improvements and several thousand additional words: Hamlen of New Haven, Connecticutprepared the printing of the second edition.
Adams of Amherst, Massachusetts.
This firm bound and published a small number of copies in — the same edition that Emily Dickinson used as a tool for her poetic composition. Culturally conservative Federalists denounced the work as radical—too inclusive in its lexicon and even bordering on vulgar.
Meanwhile, Webster's old foes, the Jeffersonian Republicansattacked the man, labelling him mad for such an undertaking. One biographer said, "The dictionary was no mere reference book to her; she read it as a priest his breviary — over and over, page by page, with utter absorption.
He shows the ways in which American poetry has inherited Webster and drawn upon his lexicography in order to reinvent it. Austin explicates key definitions from both the Compendious and American dictionaries and brings into its discourse a range of concerns including the politics of American English, the question of national identity and culture in the early moments of American independence, and the poetics of citation and of definition.
Webster's dictionaries were a redefinition of Americanism within the context of an emergent and unstable American socio-political and cultural identity. Webster's identification of his project as a "federal language" shows his competing impulses towards regularity and innovation in historical terms.
Perhaps the contradictions of Webster's project represented a part of a larger dialectical play between liberty and order within Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary political debates.
Goodrich, published an abridgment of Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language inwith the same number of words and Webster's full definitions, but with truncated literary references and expanded etymology. Although it was more successful financially than the original edition and was reprinted many times, Noah Webster was critical of it.
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New and Revised Edition [ edit ] Upon Webster's death inthe unsold books and all rights to the copyright and name "Webster" were purchased by brothers George and Charles Merriam, who then hired Webster's son-in-law Chauncey A.
Goodricha professor at Yale Collegeto oversee revisions. Goodrich's New and Revised Edition appeared on 24 Septemberand a Revised and Enlarged edition inwhich added a section of illustrations indexed to the text.
His revisions remained close to Webster's work, but removed what later editors referred to as his "excrescences". Editor John Ogilve used Webster's edition as a base, adding many new, specialized, and British words, increasing the vocabulary from Webster's 70, to more thanPlease help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. October Learn how and when to remove this template message In response to Joseph Worcester's groundbreaking dictionary ofA Dictionary of the English Language, the G. It was sometimes referred to as the Webster—Mahn edition, because it featured revisions by Dr.
Mahnwho replaced unsupportable etymologies which were based on Webster's attempt to conform to Biblical interpretations of the history of language.
It was the first edition to largely overhaul Noah Webster's work, and the first to be known as the Unabridged. Later printings included additional material:is the basis of percentages (per cent meaning "per hundred" in Latin), with % being a full amount.
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