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The American Heritage dictionary of the English language

Author: Joseph P Pickett; John R Rickford; Steven Pinker; Calvert Watkins; John Huehnergard
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Revised fifth edition contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 ... new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the ... American Heritage Usage Panel ... Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary's signature feature notes on word history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Pickett; John R Rickford; Steven Pinker; Calvert Watkins; John Huehnergard
ISBN: 9781328841698 1328841693
OCLC Number: 1056488890
Notes: "Fiftieth anniversary"--Title page.
Description: xxvii, 2084 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / Joseph P. Pickett --
Editorial and production staff --
Special contributors and consultants --
The usage panel --
Variation and change in our living language / John R. Rickford --
Usage in The American heritage dictionary / Steven Pinker --
Pronunciation key --
Dictionary of the English language --
Indo-European roots. Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans / Calvert Watkins --
Guide to appendix I --
Indo-European sound correspondences --
Appendix I Indo-European roots --
Semitic roots. Proto-Semitic language and culture / John Huehnergard --
Guide to appendix II and chart of the Semitic family tree --
Appendix II Semitic roots.
Other Titles: Dictionary of the English language
Responsibility: [Joseph P. Pickett, executive editor].

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Revised fifth edition contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 ... new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the ... American Heritage Usage Panel ... Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary's signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have been enhanced and improved. --From publisher description.

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