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Wednesday, 28 December

320. Bicentennial of American Dictionaries

7:15–8:30 p.m., Kennedy, Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Lexicography

Presiding: John M. Morse, Merriam-Webster Inc.

1. “‘For the Glory of My Country’: The Image of America in Webster’s Dictionary and Lieber’s Encyclopedia Americana,” Kirsten L. Belgum, Univ. of Texas, Austin

2. “Noah Porter and His Dictionaries: Webster’s 1864 and 1890,” Joanne Despres, Merriam-Webster Inc.

3. “Raising the Titanic: Prospects for Reviving the Century Dictionary,” Jeffrey Triggs, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

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