Hiding behind the dictionary

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Date
1958
Summary
Discusses and illustrates how dictionaries are prepared. Explains how the meanings of words are learned without using the dictionary. Provides examples of how words are inferred from both physical and verbal contexts. Points out that a writer of a dictionary is a historian, not a lawgiver. Stresses the importance of being sensitive to language changes. (KQED) Kinescope.
Contributors
Dr. S.I. Hayakawa; KQED; W. A. Palmer Films, Inc.; Richard Moore; Tom Borden; Ralph Chesse; Ruth Asawa
Publisher
National Educational Television
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Dictionaries; Language; Communication
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States

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