volume 1968, issue 90, P1-19 1968
DOI: 10.5024/jeiken1964.1968.90_1
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Abstract: In 1828 an important book was published in America, that was Noah Webster's first edition of American Dictionary of English Language. Through this dictionary along with his spelling-book he did more than any other individual to give the American nation an independent property in the English languge. His speller was the worldwide best seller in the 19th century not only in his country but also in Japan. After Com. Perry's visit to Japan, most ambitious Japanese boys began to study English and they learned their…

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