Category: Dictionary

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I’ve been exposed to new words, definitions, and literary texts

by Shannon Bristol Shannon Bristol, an English major at the University of Central Florida, wrote this reflection for an internship during the Fall 2021 semester. Putting Johnson’s Dictionary online as an archive is important. Johnson’s dictionary had a wide reach throughout all English speaking countries, including America. It predates the (now more common in usage in America) Webster’s Dictionary, which...

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The work was tedious . . . but still worthwhile

by Jack Scheidhauer Jack Scheidhauer, an English major at the University of Central Florida, began working on this project as a volunteer in early 2020. He wrote this reflection for LIN 4660 Linguistics and Literature during the Spring 2021 semester. Why is Johnson’s Dictionary worth putting online? The importance of having Johnson’s dictionary online lies in having the historical meanings...