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How Lexicographers Think About Language | Kory Stamper

How Lexicographers Think About Language | Kory Stamper

So these are two main approaches to language. There’s prescriptivism and descriptivism. Prescriptivism is a believe that the “best practices” of English will prevail. And so you champion the best practices of English. And the idea of the best practices Read more…


How a dictionary writer defines English

How a dictionary writer defines English

When you spend all day in English and everything around you is words, you know, I imagine it’s like being a podiatrist where like the whole world is feet. My name is Kory Stamper. I’m an associate editor at Merriam Read more…