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Usborne French Dictionary for Beginners


Soft Cover, Good Used Condition

128 pages, colour illustrations

This is a colourful dictionary with over 2000 words and phrases illustrated with amusing pictures of busy everyday scenes. 42 more words


Scholastic Science Dictionary


by Melvin Berger

Soft Cover, Excellent Sued Condition

224 pages, colour illustrations

Whether you need to know about plate tectonics, or what DVD stands for, the Scholastic Science Dictionary should be the first place you look. 150 more words


Can Spicy Tweets Save Our Dictionaries?

As the industry struggles, these thirsty dictionary empires battle peppily for online dominance.

Published: June 11, 2018 at 05:30AM


from NYT Style… 63 more words


Corpora and the Second Amendment: Heller

Before I get into the corpus data (next post, I promise), I want to set the stage by talking a bit about the Heller decision. Since the purpose of this series of posts is to show the ways in which the corpus data casts doubt on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of… 2,529 more words

Law And Linguistics

Corpora and the Second Amendment: Weisberg responds to me; plus update re OED

Two quick updates.

First, David Weisberg has replied to my response to his post on the Originalism Blog, but he doesn’t address the point that I made, which was that I disagreed with his framing of the issue. 720 more words

Corpus Linguistics & Lexicography

Books I Don't Know What To Do With: "A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism"

I don’t talk about my personal life much on this blog; let’s be honest, you don’t care and a site for half-baked pop culture minutia isn’t the place to prattle on about my life. 611 more words

Media Reviews

Merriam-Webster Time Traveler

This is fun—check out this link: Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler. Enter any year and find what words were first introduced into the M-W Dictionary that year. 8 more words

All Things Having To Do With The English Language