Noah Webster

Noah Webster was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He is well known for his work on the American English dictionary, 'An American Dictionary of the English Language', which was first published in 1828. Webster's dictionary was influential in standardizing American English spelling and language usage that continues to this day.


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  1. 1. Webster's Dictionary

    This book is a comprehensive and authoritative English language dictionary that provides definitions, pronunciation guides, and word origins for a vast number of words. It also includes sections on grammar usage and other language-related topics. The book serves as an indispensable tool for students, writers, professionals, and anyone who seeks to enhance their English language skills and knowledge.

  2. 2. A Grammatical Institute Of The English Language

    This seminal work is a comprehensive guide to English grammar and education, laying the foundation for standardized American English. It serves as a textbook designed to teach young Americans proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage of the English language, reflecting a distinct American identity separate from British norms. The book emphasizes the need for an educational approach that is accessible and relevant to the emerging nation, and it played a crucial role in shaping the linguistic framework of the United States, influencing the way English is taught and spoken in America for generations.