A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers

A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers

by Samuel Johnson
     
 

Dr. Johnson's seminal Dictionary of the English Language is one of the most important works ever compiled in English. It remains a major resource and cornerstone of language studies. This is the first electronic edition of this monumental tome. The CD-ROM contains the contents of the First (1755) and Fourth (1773) Editions, which combined, equal over 80,000

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Dr. Johnson's seminal Dictionary of the English Language is one of the most important works ever compiled in English. It remains a major resource and cornerstone of language studies. This is the first electronic edition of this monumental tome. The CD-ROM contains the contents of the First (1755) and Fourth (1773) Editions, which combined, equal over 80,000 entries. The texts are transcribed and formatted so that similar entries may be viewed side-by-side. Software on the CD enables the user to rapidly search either edition for key words, phrases, quotations, and sources. In addition, digitized facsimiles of the original pages are reproduced. Johnson's Dictionary on CD-ROM represents a publishing landmark of its own kind, and will be a valuable tool for English language scholars and lexicographers everywhere.The Johnson Dictionary Project is a collaboration between Cambridge University Press and The University of Birmingham. System Requirements: All CD products (with the exception of The Works of John Ruskin) run identically on PC Windows or Macintosh systems. We recommend the following equipment: PC: 386 or later; Windows 3.1+; 8 Mb of RAM; double-speed CD-ROM drive. Macintosh: System 7 or later; 4 Mb of RAM; double speed CD-ROM drive.The Works of John Ruskin runs only on a PC. We recommend the following specification: 80486-based PC; Windows 3.1+; 4 Mb of RAM (8 Mb preferred); SVGA color monitor; 10 Mb of free hard-disk space; double-speed CD-ROM drive. These products can be presented via a server, but because of technical limitations, it will not always be practical for more than one user at a time to be accessing the data.

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ISBN-13:
9780582073807
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
2328

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