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New Words

  • "Among the New Words" in American Speech (Current Periodicals/Green Stack & Online).
  • Fifty Years Among the New Words: A Dictionary.... Cambridge: C.U.P., 1991. Info Center PE1630.F5 1991. Extracts from "Among the New Words" in American Speech, 1941-1991.

  • Academic Universe (aka LEXIS-NEXIS). A source for both current print and spoken usage (via transcripts).

  • List of Words Banished from the Queen's English.
  • The Barnhart New-Words Concordance. Supplemented edition (1995)
  • The Barnhart New-Words Concordance (Lexik House, 1993). Info Center PE1630 .B37 F
  • The Barnhart Dictionary of New English since 1963 (covers 1963-1972). Info Center PE1630.B3.
  • The Second Barnhart Dictionary of New English. Info Center PE1630.S43 1980.
  • The Third Barnhart Dictionary of New English. Info Center PE1630.B3 1990.
  • The Barnhart Dictionary Companion (Cold Spring, N.Y.: C. L. Barnhart). Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1982)-. Info Center PE1630.B31 (Library has 1, 1982+).

  • 12,000 words: a supplement to Webster's third new international dictionary. Merriam-Webster, c1986. Info Center PE1630.A17 1986. TOPICS: English language--New words--Dictionaries.
  • 9,000 New Words...(1983): Info Center PE1630.A16
  • 6,000 New Words...(1975): Info Center PE1630.S5.

  • Neologisms (London: Bloomsbury, 1991). PE1630.G73 1991.
  • The Macquarie Dictionary of New Words (Macquarie University, NSW, Australia: Macquarie Library, 1990). PE3601.Z5.N33 1990.
  • The Longman Register of New Words (Harlow: Longman, 1989-). Annual. PE1630.A97.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of New Words (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1991). PE1630.O94 1991.

Dictionaries (electronic)

  • Johnson, Samuel, Dictionary of the English language. CD-ROM: Green Library Info Center PE1620.J622 1996 NOTES: Includes the full text of both the 1755 and the 1773 (1st and 4th) editions. Also includes digitized images of all original pages of both editions. Software provides browsing and side-by-side comparison of the two editions.
  • Collins Cobuild The Bank of English

Dictionaries (printed)

  • Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary. 2nd ed. New York: Random House, c2001. Info Center PE1625 .R3 2001. Rev., updated ed. of:
  • Random House Dictionary of the English Language. 2 ed. Unabridged. 1987. (1966 ed.: PE1625.R3 f)
  • American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4 ed. 2000. (1969, 1973, 1992 editions: PE1625.A54). Online
  • Webster's International. Unabridged. 3 ed. 1976.
  • Webster's International. Unabridged. 2 ed. 1957.
  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843. An American dictionary of the English language. New York, Johnson Reprint Corp., 1970. 2 v. Green Library Info Center PE1625.W3 1828b. NOTES: A facsim. of Noah Webster's original 1828 ed. Original t.p. reads: An American dictionary of the English language: intended to exhibit, I. The origin, affinities, and primary signification of English words, as far as they have been ascertained. II. The genuine orthography and pronunciation of words, according to general usage, or to just principles of analogy. III. Accurate and discriminating definitions, with numerous authorities and illustrations. To which are prefixed, an introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection of the languages of western Asia and of Europe, and a concise grammar of the English language. By Noah Webster, LL.D. New York, S. Converse, 1828.
  • Third Barnhart Dictionary of New English ([Bronx, N.Y.]: H.W. Wilson, 1990). PE1630.B3 1990.
  • Dictionary of American Regional English. Vol. 1, 1985 -. PE2843.D52.
  • A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles. 4 vol. PE2875.C72 1938.

  • Oxford English Dictionary. 2 ed. PE1625.O87 1989. Note: when in the text one sees notes such as "Also 3-5" the interpretation is "Also 13th to 15th centuries."
  • Dictionary of the English Language. (S. Johnson). 2 vol. 1755 (reprint 1990). PE1620.J6.
  • The Macquarie Dictionary. McMahons Point, NSW, Australia: Macquarie Library, c1981. PE3601.Z5M287 1982.

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