The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Hardcover)

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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees, and several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

The much-anticipated Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language is the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives. Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage® Usage Panel.

In keeping with the American Heritage tradition of cutting-edge research, the Fifth Edition represents the work of a dedicated team of experts, scholars, and contributors. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary’s signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have been enhanced and improved.

Trustworthy advice on controversies and conundrums in English usage is provided by the American Heritage Usage Panel, a group of 200 prominent users of the language. Under the leadership of Steven Pinker, preeminent researcher on language and the mind, the Panel passes judgment on both new and longstanding usage problems. No other dictionary offers such discerning and helpful guidance on issues of usage, grammar, and style.

Word meanings are made easier to understand with thousands of new quotations from classic and contemporary writers. Etymologies explaining word origins and development have been newly created or revised to reflect the very latest scholarship. Many words are traced back to their roots in prehistory through two unique appendixes showing word roots in ancient Indo-European and Semitic.
Reliable, enlightening, and visually stunning, the Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Languagegives you the opportunity to make your mark in the best possible way.

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ISBN 9780547041018
Genre REFERENCE / Dictionaries
Format Hardcover
Pages 2084
Publisher Date 2011-11-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year 2011
Height 12.0 in
Wdth 9.5 in
Thickness 2.75 in
Unit weight 7.6 lb
Language English
Edition Number 5
Edition Detail Indexed, Thumbed
Audience General/trade
Country of Origin United States

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    THIS FIFTH EDITION OF THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY REFINES THE FEATURES THAT CONTINUE TO DISTINGUISH IT FROM ITS COMPETITORS:CLEAR & SUCCINCT DEFINITIONS,THOROUGH ETYMOLOGIES,BALANCED RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ITS USAGE PANEL,AND EASY-TO-READ TYPOGRAPHY(MAIN ENTRIES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE).IF I COULD ONLY KEEP 10 BOOKS IN MY HOME,THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THEM.

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