* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 16.1230

Mon Apr 18 2005

Media: NYT: Johnson's Dictionary

Editor for this issue: Steven Moran <stevelinguistlist.org>

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
        1.    Karen Chung, NYT: Johnson's Dictionary

Message 1: NYT: Johnson's Dictionary
Date: 17-Apr-2005
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: NYT: Johnson's Dictionary

The New York Times: Op-ed

Johnson's Dictionary
by Verlyn Klinkenborg
April 17, 2005

Two hundred fifty years ago, on April 15, 1755, Samuel Johnson
published the first edition of his Dictionary of the English Language,
compiled and written almost wholly by himself. It appeared in London in two
folio volumes. Like most dictionaries, there is a rigorous serenity in the
look of its pages...

But I wonder whether anyone has ever had a more dynamic or volatile sense
of the language than Johnson did.


Free registration required to access article.

Karen Chung


Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.