Hiding behind the dictionary
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.
Dr. S.I. Hayakawa; KQED; W. A. Palmer Films, Inc.; Richard Moore; Tom Borden; Ralph Chesse; Ruth Asawa
National Educational Television
Dictionaries; Language; Communication
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