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Steinmetz, Sol

Overview
Works: 36 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 10,469 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Terms and phrases  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Sol Steinmetz
The Barnhart dictionary of etymology by Robert K Barnhart( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 30,000 entries with word derivations, spelling, pronunciation, and meanings. Also traces how the meanings have developed over time
Third Barnhart dictionary of new English by Robert K Barnhart( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second Barnhart dictionary of new English by Clarence L Barnhart( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and Dutch and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barnhart dictionary of new English since 1963 by Clarence L Barnhart( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains and illustrates the use of numerous American, British, and Canadian terms that have become part of the English language in recent years
Hammond Barnhart dictionary of science by Robert K Barnhart( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live & die by Sol Steinmetz( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Life of Language offers fascinating answers to these and many other questions. From baby talk and back-formations to neologisms and nonce words, this often humorous guide to word formation chronicles the many paths words take into-and out of-the English language. An exciting journey through a constantly-changing sea of words, The Life of Language will expand your vocabulary and help you gain a deeper understanding of the development and use of words. Book jacket."--Jacket
Chambers dictionary of etymology by Robert K Barnhart( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a scholarly dictionary of word origin designed to be a useful reference source for the general reader as well as an important etymological resource for the expert. It contains over 30,000 entries
The American Heritage dictionary of science by Robert K Barnhart( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains more than 16,000 authoritative, up-to-date entries in all fields from astronomy to zoology
Yiddish and English : a century of Yiddish in America by Sol Steinmetz( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index. Glossary
Dictionary of new English, 1963-1972 by Clarence L Barnhart( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a word for it : the explosion of the American language since 1900 by Sol Steinmetz( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the evolution of the American language between the twentieth and twenty-first century, examining words and the American culture during each decade, and providing year-by-year lists of words
Semantic antics : how and why words change meaning by Sol Steinmetz( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexicographer Steinmetz conducts an in-depth, fascinating journey to learn how hundreds of words have evolved from their first meaning to the meanings used today
Meshuggenary : celebrating the world of Yiddish by Payson R Stevens( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the Yiddish language and its culture in America throughout the past century considers its grammatical and vocabulary basics, offers a wealth of expressions and insults, and profiles Yiddish influences on the arts, food, and education
Dictionary of Jewish usage : a guide to the use of Jewish terms by Sol Steinmetz( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms is a unique and much needed resource to the way many Hebrew, Yiddish, and Aramaic words and meanings are used by English speakers. Sol Steinmetz draws upon his years of experience as an editor of dictionaries, as well as his lifelong study of Jewish history, traditions, and practices, to lead the reader through the essentially uncharted territory of Jewish usage." "Dictionary of Jewish Usage clarifies the meanings of Jewish terms that have been absorbed into English, as well as the transliterated Hebrew terms from sacred texts that reflect differing pronunciations. The dictionary also explains terms that are often misused, sheds light on the meaning of clusters of terminology, and delineates the etymology and pronunciation of many words, making this an invaluable guide for anyone curious about Jewish usage."--BOOK JACKET
Yiddish and English : the story of Yiddish in America by Sol Steinmetz( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yiddish arrived in America as the mother tongue of millions of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe. Not only did this language without a homeland survive in the great American melting pot, it infiltrated the majority language, English, with a wide variety of new words and expressions and helped to establish a new ethnic language called "Jewish English." New Yorkers, in particular, have adopted a long list of Yiddish words, including the well-known "kosher," "chutzpah," "klutz," "yenta," "nosh," "mavin," "schlep," and "schmo."" "With a collection of quotations from literature and the press, Steinmetz documents the unusually high lexical, semantic, and intonational exchanges between Yiddish and English in America. He offers more than 1,200 Yiddish words, expressions, idioms, and phrases that have melted into the English vernacular." "Yiddish and English is important for Judaica collections with its two appendixes - one on the romanization of Yiddish and another of Yiddish-origin words - a Jewish-English glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index. But this slim volume is so entertaining and informative for the general reader that it is recommended for anyone who delights in word derivations and language."--BOOK JACKET
Webster's American family dictionary( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This original dictionary is the only reference book of its kind. Over 240,000 up-to-date entries and definitions offer special coverage of words, phrases, and ideas not fully treated in other standard references. It includes American history and civics, charts of American presidents, Supreme court justices, Bible terms, cultural literacy, American folklore, and popular phrases and sayings. Reflecting our common moral and civic values, this dictionary also includes important documents that define American and Judeo-Christian tradition. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it avoids objectionable vocabulary and features sensitive coverage of controversial ideas
Webster's desk dictionary( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most complete, comprehensive and compact dictionary for school and office
Random House Webster's concise dictionary( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a core vocabulary of 60,000 entries, this updated dictionary also includes new words, such as "chat room, 24/7", and "profiling", as well as updated business, biographical, and geographical entries, and more
Random House Webster's school & office dictionary( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical listing of words, featuring over 75,000 definitions, with more than five hundred word histories, usage notes, illustrations, biographical and geographical entries, and reference supplements
The Barnhart dictionary of new English by Clarence L Barnhart( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of language : the fascinating ways words are born, live & die
Alternative Names
Sol Steinmetz American linguist

Sol Steinmetz Hongaars lexicograaf (1930-2010)

Steinmetz Szol nyelvész

Languages
English (176)

Dutch (1)

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Chambers dictionary of etymologyThe American Heritage dictionary of scienceThere's a word for it : the explosion of the American language since 1900Semantic antics : how and why words change meaningMeshuggenary : celebrating the world of YiddishDictionary of Jewish usage : a guide to the use of Jewish termsYiddish and English : the story of Yiddish in AmericaWebster's American family dictionary