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Published by Editorial de la Universidad de Concepción in Concepción, Chile .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Webster, Noah, 1758-1843 -- Influence.,
  • English language -- United States -- Standardization.,
  • English language -- Lexicography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAndrés Gallardo.
SeriesPublicaciones de la Facultad de Educación, Humanidades y Arte, Universidad de Concepción, Chile., no. 4
LC ClassificationsPE2808 .G35 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination197 p. ;
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2295874M
LC Control Number86166770

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