Merriam-Webster

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Merriam-Webster, which was originally the G. & C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, is an American company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries that are descendants of Noah Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828). Merriam-Webster Inc. has been a subsidiary of Encyclop dia Britannica, Inc. since 1964. In 1806, Noah Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. In 1807 Webster began compiling an expanded and fully comprehensive dictionary, An American Dictionary of the English Language; it took twenty-seven years to complete. To evaluate the etymology of words, Webster learned twenty-six languages, including Old English (Anglo-Saxon), German, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic, and Sanskrit. Webster hoped to standardize American speech, since Americans in different parts of the country used different languages. They also spelled, pronounced, and used English words differently.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136578433
  • 9786136578439