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Laird, Charlton 1901-1984

Overview
Works: 89 works in 552 publications in 2 languages and 15,953 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies  Fiction  Thesauri (Dictionaries)  Personal correspondence  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: PE1591, 423.1
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Most widely held works about Charlton Laird
 
Most widely held works by Charlton Laird
Webster's New World thesaurus by Charlton Laird( Book )

104 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 30,000 entries alphabetically arranged for quick and easy access
Walter van Tilburg Clark, critiques( )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy of language : a tribute to Charlton Laird by Charlton Laird( )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracle of language by Charlton Laird( Book )

56 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in America by Charlton Laird( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the evolution of language as ... "the impact of man upon language, and of language upon man, as language has been used on this continent from prehistoric times to the present"--Cover 1
Modern English handbook by Robert M Gorrell( Book )

42 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webster's New World dictionary and thesaurus by Michael Agnes( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This resource combines two Webster's New World reference works in a single volume. Dictionary entries and corresponding thesaurus entries appear together on each page
Webster's New World Roget's A-Z thesaurus by Charlton Laird( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on an alphabetical list of more than 30,000 of the words most commonly used by writers and speakers in America, Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus suggests over 300,000 synonymous, related, and derived terms to help you say what you really mean to say. Entries include brief definitions to distinguish among the various senses of words and their related synonyms. Idioms of all sorts are included, an unusual and enriching feature in a thesaurus. Extensive synonym studies provide even deeper and more nuanced information, as well as examples invaluable for sure-footed usage guidance. Book jacket."--Jacket
The tree of language by Helene Laird( Book )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of this text for young students provides an introduction to the origins of language, the beginnings of writing, and the making of an alphabet. The second part, "Word Stories," presents the etymologies of over 100 common English words in simplified, nontechnical style. Special terms are explained in a prefatory section. A word and subject index concludes the volume. (Amm)
English as language: backgrounds, development, usage by Charlton Laird( Book )

11 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world through literature by Charlton Laird( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And gladly teche; notes on instructing the natives in the native tongue by Charlton Laird( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three lectures by Charlton Laird, read at institutes and conventions over the past 25 years, deal with such areas in language, literature, and composition as "Trouble in Linguistic Paradise;""A Simpleminded Look at Grammar and Language;""Goldilocks and the Three or More Rhetorics;""More About Creative Writing;""The Case for Casebooks: One Way to Handle the Research Paper;""The Devil, Teachers, and World Literature;""A Do-it-Yourself Program for Teaching Composition;" and "a Few Tricks of the Trade, Especially Concerning Examinations." (Mf)
Reading about language by Charlton Laird( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You and your language by Charlton Laird( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure, complexity, and peculiarities of the English language are examined in this book, which begins with a discussion of the nature of language. Chapters are devoted to (1) naming--"Language as Answer to a Need"; (2) grammar--"Language as Economy"; (3) words--"Language as the Finding of Minds"; (4) etymology--"Language to Stretch Brains With"; (5) application--"Language to Stretch Brains With"; (6) borrowing and affixing--"Language to Work With"; (7) language learning--"Language to Play With, Including Slang"; (8) dialects--"Language Working in Its Own Way"; (9) usage--"Language as Fashion"; (10) writing--"Language, the Mother of Tools"; (11) literature, rhetoric, learning, professions, and business--"Language as Growth"; (12) the Whorfian hypothesis--"Language as God"; and (13) "Language and the Future." (Hod)
The word : a look at the vocabulary of English by Charlton Laird( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about language by Charlton Laird( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webster's New World thesaurus : expanded and updated for the 1990's! by Charlton Laird( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thesaurus listing more than 300,000 synonyms and antonyms, including scientific, technical, and medical terms
Laird's promptory : a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms and specific equivalents by Charlton Laird( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern English reader by Robert M Gorrell( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West of the river by Charlton Laird( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1957 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color illustration on front cover of a man holding a Native American woman in his arms. At their feet, much smaller, are pine trees and other Native American figures
 
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Alternative Names
Charlton Laird American writer and academic

Charlton Laird Amerikaans lexicograaf (-)

Charlton Laird Amerikaans lexicograaf (1901-1984)

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English (402)

Spanish (1)