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Dissertations on the English language

Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1951.
Series: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints (Series), [1951:1]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
Dissertations on the English language.
Gainesville, Fla., Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1951
(OCoLC)579424988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Webster
OCLC Number: 920802
Description: vi pages, facsim. : 410 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Dissertation 1. Introduction --
History of the English language --
Remarks --
Dissertation 2. Of the English alphabet --
Rules of pronunciation --
Differences of pronunciation and controverted points examined --
Dissertation 3. Examination of controverted points, continued --
Of modern corruptions in the English pronunciation --
Dissertation 4. Of the formation of language --
Horne Tooke's theory of the particles --
Examination of particular phrases --
Dissertation 5. Of the construction of English verse --
Pauses --
Expression --
Of reading verse --
Notes, historical and critical --
Appendix : An essay on the necessity, advantages and practicability of reforming the mode of spelling.
Series Title: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints (Series), [1951:1]
Responsibility: by Noah Webster ; with an introduction by Harry R. Warfel.

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