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1 Work 1,099 Membros 67 Críticas

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Includes the name: 柯芮.斯塔柏

Obras por Kory Stamper

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries (2017) 1,099 exemplares, 67 críticas

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1975
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Colorado, USA
Collingswood, New Jersey, USA
Educação
Smith College
Ocupações
lexicographer
blogger
Organizações
Merriam-Webster

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Okay, I just finished wrestling with words writing my dissertation so perhaps I was ready for this type of book. That said, I found Kory Stamper's job fascinating in a way that appeals to the hermit in me! She has just the right amount of humor within the very serious context of words and meanings.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 66 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
A fun and fascinating look at how disctionaries are created and updated, told with knowledge and humor. I liked how the book was organized around chapters devoted to specific words and lexicograhers' tasks.

This was my June pick for my Julia Memorial Read (reading a book each month that she rated highly), and I can see why she loved it. Stamper and Julia share(d) a love of words and language. And humor.

4 stars
 
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katiekrug | 66 outras críticas | Jun 15, 2024 |
a fun introduction to the day to day life and pursuits of the average lexicographer. If nothing else, I now know that pumpernickel means fart goblin
 
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cspiwak | 66 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
A wonderful look into the world of lexicography, or crafting and compiling the words and definitions that comprise a dictionary (and other relevant features such as first usage origin, pronunciations, etc.) Stamper describes her job as constant reading, searching for possible new senses or examples of existing ones as citations, and that sounds like a dream job (teasing out the finer points of the verb forms of take: less so).

I've been prescriptivist in the past, but I'm coming round to the descriptive position- that dictionaries, etc. are here to log usage of a living language, not necessarily what the "right" version is (which is why irregardless, ain't, and other words have a place in the dictionary- because people use them).… (mais)
 
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Daumari | 66 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Obras
1
Membros
1,099
Popularidade
#23,377
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
67
ISBN
9
Línguas
2

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