Category: Experiences

Reflections from volunteers and other team members on the experience of working on Johnson’s Dictionary Online.

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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...

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Useful for a future law student

by Kathleen Elaine Johnson Kathleen Elaine Johnson worked on Johnson’s Dictionary Online while enrolled in LIN 4660 Linguistics and Literature at the University of Central Florida during the Spring 2021 semester. Samuel Johnson was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature through his poetry, plays, essays, literary analyses, and well know dictionary. He is most notable as...