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Nearly million copies have been printed; perhaps only the Bible has been more widely circulated in the United States. Webster, a nationalist, intended this book, eventually in conjunction with his dictionary, to develop an American form of English, with its own standard of spelling and pronunciation. He was largely successful in this effort, and the United States owes much of its linguistic uniformity to Webster's spelling book and dictionary.
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Noah Webster Cures the Blues With a Spelling Book
Nearly million copies have been printed; perhaps only the Bible has been more widely circulated in the United States. Webster, a nationalist, intended this book, eventually in conjunction with his dictionary, to develop an American form of English, with its own standard of spelling and pronunciation. He was largely successful in this effort, and the United States owes much of its linguistic uniformity to Webster's spelling book and dictionary. Monaghan, E. Hamden, Conn. Snyder, K.
Webster's Blue-Backed Speller
As the Revolutionary War was ending in , a former soldier in that conflict named Noah Webster published a book that was to have an enormous influence on American culture. The book in question is the first volume of A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, a three-volume work that sought to transform the way Americans were taught to speak and write English. With this publication Webster hoped to extend the ideals of the American Revolution into the realms of language and literature. A Grammatical Institute of the English Language was a success, particularly volume one, which dealt with spelling and related topics. Revised versions of the book remained in general use for the whole of the 19th century. The book has never been out of print, and about million copies have been sold so far. He believed that the American people were the proper arbiters of correct speech, and that spelling should be simplified and brought into better agreement with pronunciation.
In he was depressed and uncertain about his prospects. His solution to his malaise was to write a spelling book. He could not have known his cure for the blues would teach generations of American children to read and help make America the most literate nation in Western history. He was born Oct. His family was prominent, but poor. His father had to mortgage his farm to send him to Yale College in New Haven.
Noah Webster Jr. October 16, — May 28, was an American lexicographer , textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer , political writer , editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in as An American Dictionary of the English Language.