Dictionary POS

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Jan 16 13:22:50 UTC 2008

It really depends on the purpose of the dictionary, yes? That's why
there are learner's dictionaries that offer more guidance on how to
use common words than the standard desk collegiate.

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:57:46 -0600
>From:    "Cohen, Gerald Leonard" <gcohen at MST.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Dictionary POS
>This is interesting.  Is it the task of the dictionary to give airtight =
>(or nearly airtight) indications for how every individual word should be =
>used? Is this even possible?  There is great complexity in everyday =
>speech. =20
>Gerald Cohen

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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