The Dictionary in the School-Room; Containing Hints Upon the Importance of Its Use as a Text-Book, and the Manner of Using It; Also, Facts Which May Aid in the Selection of the Best Work Volume 1

The Dictionary in the School-Room; Containing Hints Upon the Importance of Its Use as a Text-Book, and the Manner of Using It; Also, Facts Which May Aid in the Selection of the Best Work Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... provincialisms and discrepancies in the use of language. We have constantly immigrating among us families from the various sections of Europe, whose children find their way into our public schools. It is all important we should have a uniform standard and a common re' erence, both for writing and speaking the "English language correctly," and that our youth should thus early be protected from the " harsh discord" which will necessarily result from the adoption of different works in Lexicography. I have desired to correspond with the Superintendents of our North-Western States on this subject; and can you not find it in your way to suggest to gentlemen holding like ofiicial positions with myself, in the States of the N orth-West, whether this thing cannot be taken up by all of us as a unit '! You may use my name ofiicially "1 _ In my own adopted State. Michigan much interest is felt in the cause of education, and although in almost every department of learning, the works of numerous authors contend for superiority and preference, the Dictionary of Dr. Webster stands without a rival." zeal II. FR M INDIANA. From the State Superintendent. The State Board of Education of Iunmru, at its ses-sion in November, 1853, by u formal vote adopted Web-ster's entire Series of Dictionaries as the Standard au-thority for all the public schools of that State. Professor Lurrabee, the distinguished State Superintendent of Indiana, remarks ns follows: --. "Dr. Noah Webster's Unabridged Quarto Dictionary is considered indispensable to every teacher in our State, as the standard authority in Orthography, Pronunciation, and Defining; and Webster's smaller Dictionaries are equally indispensable in all...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881060
  • 9781236881069