Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher: Waking Lion Press

ISBN: 9781434103963

Category: Education

Page: 946

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Language is an expression of ideas, and as ideas change over time, words take on new meanings. Hence, Noah Webster's monumental 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language is a work of great importance to modern readers who care about traditional values. The founding documents of the United States of America are contemporary with this 1828 dictionary, as are many other important books and documents of that time. The 1828 dictionary defines the language of these materials in the context of their era and thus becomes a valuable reference tool to enhance understanding. In addition, Noah Webster based his work extensively on the King James Version of the Bible, so that not only the words but also the values of the early nineteenth century are reflected in the definitions. As Webster wrote, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. . . . No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." To make Webster's monumental work available at a more affordable price, this new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format: All of the words, definitions, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction. Scripture references have been standardized in modern format, and many abbreviations have been spelled out for greater understanding. Also, for the first time since the book's original publication, the text has been newly typeset; the clear and sturdy Charter typeface makes the text highly readable in spite of its small size. In addition, the book has been printed on acid-free, archival-quality paper, ensuring many years of useful service. This new, compact edition is published with the same hope expressed by Webster himself: "I present it to my fellow citizens, not with frigid indifference, but with my ardent wishes for their improvement and their happiness; and for the continued increase of the wealth, the learning, the moral and religious elevation of character, and the glory of my country."

Die Amerikanische Sprache

Das Englisch der Vereinigten Staaten

Author: H. L. Mencken,Heinrich Spies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663161374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Noah Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Noah Webster,Foundation for American Christian Education

Publisher: Foundation for Amer Christian

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1527

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The Webster's 1828 Dictionary is a unique and essential tool for educating Christians; It has the greatest number of Biblical definitions of any reference; Roots are traced in 26 languages; Usage examples come from classical literature and the Bible; This dictionary becomes not only a tool for defining words Biblically, it becomes a way of thinking that forms your worldview; It will equip you for Christian leadership, strengthen your vocabulary, give you an edge in communicating your view and become your foundation for thinking and reasoning Biblically. This tool can be the turning point for you to be more effective in communicating Christian principles used in government, economics, and marketing or for your student to clearly understand how the Bible has influenced every area of life.

Aus dem Wörterbuch des Teufels

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: marixverlag

ISBN: 3843802017

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder. Er war einer der schillerndsten Gestalten im literarischen Amerika des 19. Jahrhunderts - die personifizierte Provokation und ein gehässiger Zyniker, der kein Thema ausließ. Ganz gleich, ob es um allgemeine, kleine oder große Schwächen des Menschengeschlechts ging - seinem Hohn war nichts heilig. Berühmt wurde er mit seinem "Wörterbuch des Teufels", einer Sammlung galliger und pointiert-geistreicher Aphorismen.

Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Volume 11 (2014)

Author: Daniel C. Peterson,Jeffrey M. Bradshaw,Daniel Oswald

Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation

ISBN: 150281546X

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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This is volume 11 (2014) of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including the resurrection, meat and the Word of Wisdom, Book of Mormon geography, the language of the Book of Mormon, changes in the Book of Mormon, a review of Beam's American Crucifixion, and a look at "nonstandard" Book of Mormon grammar.

Noah Webster and the American Dictionary

Author: David Micklethwait

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786421572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Examines Webster's major publications and the influences and methods that shaped them, and recounts his life and legacy.

Introducing Global Englishes

Author: Nicola Galloway,Heath Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131756068X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Introducing Global Englishes provides comprehensive coverage of relevant research in the fields of World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and English as an International Language. The book introduces students to the current sociolinguistic uses of the English language, using a range of engaging and accessible examples from newspapers (Observer, Independent, Wall Street Journal), advertisements, and television shows. The book: Explains key concepts connected to the historical and contemporary spread of English. Explores the social, economic, educational, and political implications of English’s rise as a world language. Includes comprehensive classroom-based activities, case studies, research tasks, assessment prompts, and extensive online resources. Introducing Global Englishes is essential reading for students coming to this subject for the first time.

Noah Webster and the First American Dictionary

Author: Luisanna Fodde Melis

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404226517

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Recounts the life and work of Noah Webster, famous for publishing the first American dictionary, but also a noted public speaker and essayist.

Language Anxiety

Conflict and Change in the History of English

Author: Tim William Machan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191552488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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This book looks at the ever-present anxieties associated with language change. Focusing on English from Alfred the Great to the present, Tim Machan offers a fresh perspective on the history of language. He reveals amusing and sometimes disconcerting aspects of our linguistic and social behavior and suggests that anxiety about language has sometimes allowed us to avoid the issues we really find disturbing: when speakers of English worry over grammar, sounds, or words the real source of their anxiety is often not language at all but issues like immigration or social instability. Drawing on an array of evidence from archives, literature, history, polemics, and the press, as well as centuries of legislation, Tim Machan uncovers the perennial nature of concerns about the poverty and purity of English. There has never been a time, he shows, when we weren't worried about the corruption of language and its apparent connections with educational standards, the morality of youth, the integrity of society, and the identity of our nations. This is a fascinating story, told here in consummate fashion, combining insight and anecdote, and learning with wit - a book for everyone interested in languages and the people who speak them.

The Founders and the Idea of a National University

Author: George Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107083435

Category: History

Page: 264

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"Constituting the American Mind is about early efforts to establish a national university and what those efforts say about the nature and logic of American Constitutionalism. This book offers the first in depth study of the efforts to establish a national university from a constitutional perspective. While mostly noted in passing, the national university was put forward by every president from Washington to John Quincy Adams as a necessary supplement to the formal institutions of government; it would help constitute the American mind in a manner that carried forward the ideas the constitution rested on including, for example, the separation of the "civic" from the "theological.""--

Language of the Mormon Pioneers

Author: George W. Givens

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555176761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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This book is an amazing mix of definitions and historical facts that allows readers to seemingly step into life in the 1800s. Every page holds interesting information from 19th century documents. Each source has been carefully researched. What is a breechy cow, a churl or a dolly peg? What did it mean to cozen, to swan or to rive?These words, like hundreds of others in this book, were common in the mid-1800s. for anyone with an interest in how our pioneer ancestors spoke and wrote, or just have an interest in LDS history, this book is a must. Each unusual word is presented in an entertaining way that will please readers of all ages. for example: Coot-n. (Colloq.) a common or stupid fellow. Like most weekly papers in the early nineteenth century, the Saints' Evening and Morning Star carried a great deal of filler items from papers throughout the country. In 1832, it carried such a typical item on page 31: It seems that, at the Union celebration of the 4th of July, in Bishopsville, S.C. the coots poisoned the victuals which sickened all that eat, and one died. So step into history, and gain some interesting and revealing insights. Even stump your friends!

Fun with the Family Connecticut

Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids

Author: Doe Boyle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762768797

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Connecticut features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

How to Succeed at Being Yourself

Finding the Confidence to Fulfill Your Destiny

Author: Joyce Meyer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446549479

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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At last! The news you've been waiting for! Success, fulfillment, and satisfaction are finally within your reach. In How to Succeed at Being Yourself, Joyce Meyer will help you discover that emotional, spiritual, and social transformation are possible as you begin to see yourself in a whole new way. Through understanding who you are, you will find the confidence to take hold of lasting, fulfilling success. Experience today the joy of becoming the unique person God intended you to be!

Domestic Intimacies

Incest and the Liberal Subject in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Brian Connolly

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812246217

Category: History

Page: 304

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Although it is commonly thought that incest has been taboo throughout history, nineteenth-century Americans evinced a great cultural anxiety that the prohibition was failing. Theologians debated the meaning and limits of biblical proscription, while jurists abandoned such injunctions and invented a new prohibition organized around the nuclear family. Novelists crafted fictional tales of accidental incest resulting from the severed ties between public and private life, while antislavery writers lamented the ramifications of breaking apart enslaved families. Phrenologists and physiologists established reproduction as the primary motivation of the incest prohibition while naturalizing the incestuous eroticism of sentimental family affection. Ethnographers imagined incest as the norm in so-called primitive societies in contrast to modern civilization. In the absence of clear biological or religious limitations, the young republic developed numerous, varied, and contradictory incest prohibitions. Domestic Intimacies offers a wide-ranging, critical history of incest and its various prohibitions as they were defined throughout the nineteenth century. Historian Brian Connolly argues that at the center of these convergent anxieties and debates lay the idea of the liberal subject: an autonomous individual who acted on his own desires yet was tempered by reason, who enjoyed a life in public yet was expected to find his greatest satisfaction in family and home. Always lurking was the need to exercise personal freedom with restraint; indeed, the valorization of the affectionate family was rooted in its capacity to act as a bulwark against licentiousness. However it was defined, incest was thus not only perceived as a threat to social stability; it also functioned to regulate social relations—within families and between classes as well as among women and men, slaves and free citizens, strangers and friends. Domestic Intimacies overturns conventional histories of American liberalism by placing the fear of incest at the heart of nineteenth-century conflicts over public life and privacy, kinship and individualism, social contracts and personal freedom.

The Hybrid Media System

Politics and Power

Author: Andrew Chadwick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199759480

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 256

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Through a new interpretation of contemporary political communication encompassing news making, election campaigning, citizen activism, and government, this book shows how the interactions among older and newer media technologies, genres, norms, behaviors, and organizational forms now shape power relations among political actors, media, and publics.

Entextualizing Domestic Violence

Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle

Author: Jennifer Andrus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Language ideology is a concept developed in linguistic anthropology to explain the ways in which ideas about the definition and functions of language can become linked with social discourses and identities. In Entextualizing Domestic Violence, Jennifer Andrus demonstrates how language ideologies that are circulated in the Anglo-American law of evidence draw on and create indexical links to social discourses, affecting speakers whose utterances are used as evidence in legal situations. Andrus addresses more specifically the tendency of such a language ideology to create the potential to speak for, appropriate, and ignore the speech of women who have been victims of domestic violence. In addition to identifying specific linguistic strategies employed in legal situations, she analyzes assumptions about language circulated and animated in the legal text and talk used to evaluate spoken evidence, and describes the consequences of the language ideology when it is co-articulated with discourses about gender and domestic violence. The book focuses on the pair of rules concerning hearsay and its exceptions in the Anglo-American law of evidence. Andrus considers legal discourses, including statutes, precedents, their application in trials, and the relationship between such legal discourses and social discourses about domestic violence. Using discourse analysis, she demonstrates the ways legal metadiscourses about hearsay are articulated with social discourses about domestic violence, and the impact of this powerful co-articulation on the individual whose speech is legally appropriated. Andrus approaches legal rules and language ideology both diachronically and synchronically in this book, which will be an important addition to ongoing research and discussion on the role legal appropriation of speech may have in perpetuating the voicelessness of victims in the legal treatment of domestic violence.