Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

By: Kory Stamper

Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

ISBN: 9781101870945

JLG Release: Jun 2017


Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Mild sexual themes
Topics: Lexicography , Dictionaries , First jobs , Research , Office environments

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Awards & Honors

Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2017, Nonfiction
2017 Goodreads Choice Award, Best Nonfiction
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2017, Adult
Los Angeles Public Library, Best of 2017: Nonfiction

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Book Details

ISBN

9781101870945

First Release

June 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

413.028

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

320

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 1170L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Pantheon

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong language, Mild sexual themes

Topics

Lexicography, Dictionaries, First jobs, Research, Office environments,

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