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  • The dictionary reader

    The dictionary reader

    What kind of person spends the whole summer stuck inside a cabin reading the dictionary?

  • A geography of the imagination

    In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define unusual geographical terms used across the country.

  • She builds new words in an ancient tongue

    Reba Teran is painstakingly building an audio dictionary of spoken Shoshone, hoping to save both her language and her culture

  • Tongue-tied in the Southwest

    Ruben Cobos’ new book, A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish, is an entertaining introduction to the unique Spanish dialect spoken in the Southwest

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