Spring 1953 • Vol. XV No. 2 Book Reviews |

Good Lexicography

Webster's New World Dictionary Of The American Language. Encyclopedic Edition. Joseph H. Friend and David B. Guralnik, General Editors. Cleveland, World Publishing Company: 1951. $25.00. This is a dictionary, it is announced, that aims to specialize in American usages and to feature up-to-date encyclopedic material useful to consultants. Obviously these aims are practical in our day when it is the American brand of English, replacing the British, that interests foreign peoples. It may be said at once that the New World Dictionary is a trustworthy reference work, probably as modern as may be in its inclusions and its handling of them. Its makers have shown vigilance regarding definitions, entries of pronunciation, etymologies and idiomatic usages. Its two-volume form makes it handleable. In its basic features it follows the traditions established by its predecessors and it adds others often needed for reference but not always readily at hand. It has range, accuracy, and bulks lar

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