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Some Milestones in Tallies of American English Vocabularies

  • John W. Black
  • Cleavonne S. Stratton
  • Alan C. Nichols
  • Marian Ausherman Chavez
Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)

Abstract

Priorities among the many workers who have tallied the words that we use are hard to assign, in part because of the lag between an extended period of preparation and the publication of a completed work. The decade of the twenties was an especially fruitful one. We mean the nineteen hundred twenties and do not discount the probabilities that Noah Webster was counting words in the eighteen hundred twenties, and that generations of word counters both preceded and followed him.

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Frequent Word Oral Language Word Count Past Participle Root Word 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Black
    • 1
  • Cleavonne S. Stratton
    • 2
  • Alan C. Nichols
    • 3
  • Marian Ausherman Chavez
    • 4
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.West Chester UniversityWest ChesterUSA
  3. 3.SanDiego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Vista United School DistrictVistaUSA

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